Six Yezidi’s rescued from ISIS: KRG’s Yezidi Rescue Office

The Yezidi survivors were between 15 to 24 years old.
Members of the Yezidi (Ezidi) community flee ISIS' 2014 attack on the disputed district of Sinjar (Shingal), Aug. 14, 2014 (Photo: UNICEF)
Members of the Yezidi (Ezidi) community flee ISIS' 2014 attack on the disputed district of Sinjar (Shingal), Aug. 14, 2014 (Photo: UNICEF)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – On Tuesday, the office of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) dedicated to the rescue of the Yezidi (Ezidi) minority group captured by ISIS, announced that six Yezidi’s were rescued from ISIS.

The Yezidi survivors were between 15 to 24 years old. The oldest was 1998, while the youngest was born in 2007. Among the survivors were both men and women.

Kurdistan Region's Yezidi Rescue Office, which was previously established by Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani, has rescued a large number of Yezidis from ISIS.

On Aug. 3, 2014, ISIS launched its genocide against the Yezidis, killing men, enslaving women, and displacing thousands to the Kurdistan Region.

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