Iraq’s Yazidi minority paid its last respects to its spiritual leader on Friday as tributes poured in for the cleric, who guided his flock through the horrors of ISIS militant group occupation and its aftermath.
Iraqi Yazidi men surround the casket of Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail, supreme spiritual leader of the Yazidi religious minority, during his funeral procession. (AFP)
A “man of peace”
An Iraqi Yazidi woman comforts a grieving youngster during the funeral of Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail (image), supreme spiritual leader of the Yazidi religious minority. (AFP)