View Full Version : Islamic State’s Destruction Of Iraq’s Yazidi Community

09-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Amnesty International recently released a report “Ethnic Cleansing On A Historic Scale: Islamic State’s Systematic Targeting of Minorities In Northern Iraq,” (http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/MDE14/011/2014/en) which added new detail to the mass killings and imprisonment of Yazidis in Iraq’s Ninewa province. The Islamic State (IS) attacked the Sinjar area early on the morning of August 3 (http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-plight-of-iraqs-yazidis-in-ninewa.html), 2014. The Kurdish peshmerga withdrew without telling the local Yazidis leaving them to fend for themselves. Immediately after the fall of the area there were stories that IS was carrying out massacres and kidnapping women. Amnesty’s paper has documented many of these murders and abductions, which highlight the Islamic State’s attempt to wipe out the Yazidis of northern Iraq.

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