Exclusive: Iraq says Islamic State killed 500 Yazidis, buried some victims alive

(Reuters) – By Ahmed Rasheed         BAGHDAD Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:00am EDT

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Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq’s human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday.

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Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

Displaced Yazidis fleeing violence n Sinjar town(CNN) — The nightmare of ISIS persecution continues for hundreds of Yazidi girls and women who were abducted by the Sunni Muslim extremist group and are being sold to its fighters in Syria, according to a human rights group.

In the past few weeks, ISIS has distributed or sold about 300 female members of the persecuted religious minority who were abducted in Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group aligned with the opposition in Syria.

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Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: ‘We need weapons now more than food or water’

The US has said little about Mount Sinjar since 14 August, when Obama declared the siege broken, but recent satellite imagery and interviews with Yazidis still on the mountain indicate a humanitarian emergency continuing to unfold

1b764aa2-7ec6-4d45-ba17-afe0dc12f3b3-620x372Satellite imagery taken on 21 August by ImageSat International shows the southern slope of Mount Sinjar. Photograph: ImageSat International
 

For the US and its allies, Mount Sinjar is a success story: a humanitarian disaster alleviated by US air power. But hundreds, if not thousands, of Iraqis – mostly sick and old – remain atop the mountain, with no relief on its way.

 

Satellite images taken on 21 August by the firm ImageSat International and interviews with members of the Yazidi religious minority still on the mountain indicate a humanitarian emergency continuing to unfold. While thousands have fled down the mountain’s north face, making a dangerous trek into Iraqi Kurdistan through Syria, those on the southern side remain in crisis.

There has not been a US airdrop of food, water or medicine since 13 August, after a reconnaissance team of US special operations forces that had briefly been on the mountain reported that conditions were not as dire as Washington initially thought.
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ISIL commits massacre against Yazidis in village of Kocho in Sinjar, killing hundreds and taking families and children to unknown locations

 

massacre_imageRepresentatives of threatened minority call on U.S. and world to take action immediately and condemns world’s inaction in Yazidi Genocide 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Yazidi community are urgently appealing to the United States, United Nations and Free world to react to the mass killing of hundreds of Yazidis in the village of Kocho, located southeast of Sinjar District, Northern Iraq. Continue Reading

Five thousand Yazidis Abductee confronts hard choices; converting to Islam or brutal execution. Hundreds of Yazidi girls sold to ISIL terrorists as Sex Slaves

Airstrikes will NOT free the hostages; Yazidis plead to the free world to conduct Special Military Operations for Freedom.

Terrified Yazidi child in a refugee camp in Kurdistan of Iraq

Terrified Yazidi child in a refugee camp in Kurdistan of Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. –   After brutal mass execution of more than 300 Yazidis in the Village of Kojo, southern City of Sinjar and more than 2000 across Yazidi villages and towns since the beginning of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) seized control on Sinjar. ISIL abducted estimated five thousands Yezidis; mostly women and children. Continue Reading

YAZIDI DEMONSTRATION DEMANDS: FREE YAZIDI ABDUCTEES – MASS IMMIGRATION – INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION

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The Yazidi ethnic group is one the oldest in Mesopotamia, with a population of about 600 thousands in Iraq, in which 400 thousands inhabit the District of Sinjar and 200 thousands inhabit Nineveh plain and Dohuk Province. Continue Reading

Yazda – Global Yazidi Organization

Yazda is an American-based organization established to support the Yazidi ethnic group in the United States and across the world. Yazda is a non-profit organization established to organize Yazidis worldwide in the aftermath of the 74th genocide campaign in 2014 that resulted in death of thousands, displacement of the entire Yazidi population in Iraq, and the abduction of tens of thousands of people. Continue Reading