YAZIDIS

On Aug. 3, 2014, ISIS militants swept into the Sinjar region of northern Iraq, home to the majority of the world's Yazidis. They rounded up the Yazidis into three groups: young boys who were to be indoctrinated as future fighters for ISIS, older males who were massacred and women and girls who were sold into slavery. Tens of thousands fled, many to Mount Sinjar, where the militants surrounded them in the scorching summer heat. The U.S., Iraq, Britain, France and Australia flew in water and other supplies and U.S, airstrikes kept ISIS at bay but many Yazidis died before they could be rescued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7 children from one family living in a tent just 4 metres square

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