Slave to Terror ,Sold to an ISIS leader and held captive for a month, Amsha Alyas tells the story of her escape

Slave to Terror ,Sold to an ISIS leader and held captive for a month, Amsha Alyas tells the story of her escape

 

Author:Emily Feldman

Editor:Louise Roug

Photography:Emily Feldman

 

DUHOK, Iraq — When the young woman who had been taken as war treasure by an Islamic State leader returned to her family after a harrowing escape, it was as if she had risen from the dead. “We had no hope,” said her father, one of the Yazidis who escaped slaughter at the hands of fighters from the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL during their early August rampage through the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. “We knew thousands of women had been sold.” Continue Reading

BREITBART NEWS : ISIS USING YAZIDIS AS HUMAN SHIELDS AGAINST U.S. AIRSTRIKES

BREITBART NEWS : ISIS USING YAZIDIS AS HUMAN SHIELDS AGAINST U.S. AIRSTRIKES

IRAQ: ISIS USING YAZIDIS AS HUMAN SHIELDS AGAINST

U.S. AIRSTRIKES

DOHUK, Iraq– Reports from eyewitnesses here in Northern Iraq spoke to Breitbart News about how the terrorist group the Islamic State is using Yazidi hostages as human shields to protect themselves against U.S. airstrikes – using the same strategy as Hamas in Gaza.

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Mashable: Yazidis Tell Story of Their Impossible Exodus

Mashable: Yazidis Tell Story of Their Impossible Exodus

  • Author:Emily Feldman
  • Photographer:Emily Feldman
  • Editor:Louise Roug

 

 

SILOPI REFUGEE CAMP, Turkey—Dawd Sulyman woke up on Aug. 3 to the news that radicals from the militant group the Islamic State had swept into the neighboring village. Relatives called him, frantically, to tell him about kidnappings and executions, imploring the 21-year-old to flee from his home town of Sinjar in northern Iraq. Continue Reading

Iraq: ISIS Using Yazidis as Human Shields Against U.S. Airstrikes

Iraq: ISIS Using Yazidis as Human Shields Against U.S. Airstrikes

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DOHUK, Iraq– Reports from eyewitnesses here in Northern Iraq spoke to Breitbart News about how the terrorist group the Islamic State is using Yazidi hostages as human shields to protect themselves against U.S. airstrikes – using the same strategy as Hamas in Gaza.

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The New York Times : An American Yazidi Trying to Save Iraqi Yazidis

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Sharifa Khalil was just days old when her family crawled under a fence at the Iraq-Syria border in 1988 to escape Saddam Hussein’s rule. She arrived in the United States at age 11, after years as a refugee, unable to speak or read English, but thrived in school, graduating high school with honors.  Continue Reading

Washington Post : The past and future of Iraq’s minorities

Washington Post : The past and future of Iraq’s minorities

 September 8

In August, media reports of tens of thousands of Yazidis in Iraq fleeing for their lives prompted outrage – and (uncharacteristically) action to come to their rescue. The United Nations reports that up to 1.8 million Iraqis have been displaced since January, most to Kurdistan, where the government and international aid agencies are

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British female jihadis running ISIS ‘brothels’ allowing killers to rape kidnapped Yazidi women

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Members of the all-women al-Khanssaa Brigade in Raqqa, Syria, are running brothels for Islamic State murderers


Threat: Mahmood says she wants to behead Christians

British female jihadis are running brothels full of women kidnapped and forced into sex slavery by Islamic State militants.

It is understood they are members of an ultra-religious IS ‘police’ force tasked with looking after girls captured from the Yazidi tribe in Iraq.

As many as 3,000 Iraqi women have been taken captive in the last two weeks by the terror group.
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Message from President Obama

The White House, Washington

 

Good evening,

I just addressed the nation about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.

Let’s be clear: While this group may call itself the “Islamic State,” it is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. Nor is it a “state.” It is not recognized by any government, nor by the people it subjugates.

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I am a 14-year-old Yazidi girl given as a gift to an ISIS commander. Here’s how I escaped

They killed my brother and tried to make me a concubine. I found a meat cleaver and broke out.Narin

“Narin” was deeply scarred by her ordeal. (Hassan Haji for the Washington Post)

September 10 at 10:57 AM 

Mohammed A. Salih is a journalist based in Erbil. He has covered the conflict in northern Iraq for several international news organizations.

This is the story told to me by a 14-year-old Yazidi girl I’ll call “Narin,” currently staying in northern Iraqi Kurdistan. I am a Kurdish journalist with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia who covers northern Iraq as a freelancer for several international news outlets. I heard about Narin’s tale through a Yazidi friend who knew her. Aside from translating from Kurdish and excerpting her story in collaboration with Washington Post editors, the only things I changed are all the names, at Narin’s request, to protect her and other victims from reprisal; many of her relatives are still in captivity.

 

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Yazidi Genocide in Pictures  series – 1

Yazidi Genocide in Pictures series – 1

Series 1: In a series of picture articles, we will present to our readers and the world the Yazidi Genocide through  pictures. Yazda goal is to document every genocide story and present it to the world. please help us by sending pictures and stories or sharing these stories with your friends and community. send us information at info@Yazda.org or Yazda.organization@gmail.com

الحلقة  الأولى: في سلسلة من المقالات الصورية, سنقدم لمتابعي موقعنا واالعالم ما تعرض له المجتمع الايزيدي في الإبادة الأخيرة وعن طريق الصور, واحدة اهداف منظمة يزدا هو توثيق كل ما حدث وتقديم هذه المعلومات الى العالم. لذلك نرجو منكم مساعدتنا في هذا الهدف وذلك بارسال الصور والوثائق والمعلومات الى موقعنا او مساعدتنا في إيصال هذه المعلومات الى اصدقائك او مجتمعك, ارسل لنا المعلومات على البريد التالي

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