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Second Yazidi mass grave unearthed in Iraq this week

Reuters – IRBIL: A mass grave containing the remains of at least 16 Yazidis was unearthed in northern Iraq Friday as the atrocities committed by ISIS against the religious minority gradually come to light. The grave in the northwestern district of Zumar is the second to be discovered this week. …

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Yazidis freed by Islamic State enjoy bittersweet homecoming

Reuters – The Yazidi family mourned her death, assuming she had been killed by Islamic State militants or exposure to the blistering summer sun in northwest Iraq, but 15-year-old Suad Shaker Qassem was still alive. Over the weekend, she was released along with around 200 elderly, disabled and infirm Yazidis …

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The plight of the Yazidis

THE LEVANT – By Matthew Barber – The plight of thousands of Yazidi women, kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) during its August 3 attack on Iraq’s Sinjar mountains and in the following weeks, has received some media attention, but most people are unaware of just how far-reaching this disastrous …

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Iraq crisis: David Cameron under pressure to recall parliament

THE LEVANT – David Cameron is under pressure to recall parliament amid growing unrest at the humanitarian crisis engulfing Iraq. With more reports of minority Christians and Yazidis being slaughtered by Islamic State extremists in the north of the country, Tory and Labour figures have insisted the Commons needs to debate possible military action. …

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