Thursday, September 15, 2016

Whatever became of the Yazidis?

   Whatever happened to the Yazidis? You know, the tribe of people threatened by the Islamic State in 2014. Remember, the U.S. considered a rescue mission to save them.
   I read how as of last November, more than 5,000 Yazidi men had been killed and an estimate 7,000 women and girls had been made sex slaves. I read how there were about 650,000 Yazidis in all of Iraq when the Islamic State started its quest to eradicate the Yazidi culture. I wonder if any of them became refugees to other parts of the world. Or, are they largely holed up, hiding from the Islamic State?
   It is a story that could use a better update than what I am finding.

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