Sunday, January 18, 2015

Iraq: Islamic State members release 350 members of Yazidi minority in northern Iraq

An elderly man is aided by Kurdish security forces. Credit: Reuters

Around 350 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority have been freed by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq.

The captives - delivered to safety in the Kurdish-controlled region - were almost entirely elderly, disabled or unwell, and included several infants with serious illnesses.

A man in his 70s, among those released, said he and others forced onto a bus yesterday by the militant group feared they were going to be executed.

Instead, they were driven to the IS-controlled Shirqat area, spending the night there before being delivered southwest of the Kurdish city of Kirkuk.

The News: … is-in-northern-iraq/


  Africa     New State     Americas     Asia     Europe     Oceania     War     Middle East  


the Linux Manual

Chocolate Spreads

Chocolate Spreads

The biggest website of Chocolate Spreads in the World

List Newspapers

List Newspapers

List of Newspapers in the World