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Meet the Yazidi women that wants revenge: After freeing their sisters from the battle for Raqqa​

The flags and pictures on the wall of the Raqqa home serving as a Yazidi women’s unit seem familiar, even though they can’t be. Via: Bethan McKernan A big red Sinjar Women’s Protection Units (YJS) flag, with its spiky yellow sun on a green background, in the middle. Next to it, a bronze picture frame with photos of martyred friends, and below that, a picture ...

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Turkey’s Mass Persecution of Christians and Kurds

Yazidis, Alevis and women in the region are also being abused by Turkish authorities, and dozens of Kurdish journalists who have publicized this have been imprisoned. This hatred of Christians and Kurds in Turkey is not restricted to government officials. It is widespread among the public, as well, and expressed extensively on social media. Via: Uzay Bulut The situation of minorities in ...

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Kurds Have ‘Completely Lost Hope’ in Iraq

During a speech held in Duhok, Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said the Kurdish people have “completely lost hope” in Iraq and must hold a referendum to decide their future. Via:  Ben Kew    “I say this, unfortunately, that we have no hope that Iraq could get better,” PM Barzani said at a ceremony which remembered the ISIS invasion ...

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Hundreds of Christian refugees sexually abused and beaten by Muslims in German camps

The latest figures are “the tip of the iceberg” according to Christian advocacy charity Open Doors. Some 743 Christians and 10 Yazidis were the victims of religious motivated attacks between February and September 2016, with some of victims aged five to 12 years old. Migrant centres in Germany must do more to protect Christians from the attacks with are said ...

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Isis tightens grip on captives, selling Yazidis as a sex slave on popular apps

The posting in Arabic is chilling. A girl for sale: “Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old … Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon.” The advertisement, along with others for kittens, tactical gear and weapons, appeared on an encrypted Telegram app and was shared with the Associated Press by an activist with Iraq’s persecuted Yazidi community, which ...

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