Earlier this week, the news went around the world: 300, perhaps as many as 600, Kurdish Yezidis held in captivity by the Islamic State were slaughtered in their village near the jihadists’ self-proclaimed capital of Mosul.
Even the BBC, usually known for checking its sources well, ran the story
on Saturday. It put the Yezidis in Iraq back into the spotlight. Their
plight is incredibly painful, with more than 3,500 of them believed to
be still in the hands of ISIS.
But the story about the massacre soon proved to be a hoax.
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