It’s now a year after the Islamic State, or ISIS, kidnapped thousands of Yezidi men, women and children, and most of those abducted still remain in the grip of the extremists.
Even now, the exact number of the Yezidi men killed in August 2014 still
is not known because only a few of the mass graves ISIS buried them in
have been found.
A year after the tragedy of August 3, hundreds of thousands of Yezidis
who fled their homes in the Shingal region are still internally
displaced, living in tents, camps and unfinished buildings in the
Kurdistan region of Iraq.
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