ISIS kidnaps 1,200 Yazidis, moves them to Mosul

Members of the Yazidi minority search for clues on February 3, 2015, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, a day after Kurdish forces discovered a mass grave near the Iraqi village of Sinuni, in the northwestern Sinjar area. A peshmerga lieutenant colonel said the grave containing the remains of about 25 people was found during a search for explosives that IS often leaves behind, posing a threat to security forces and civilians even after they withdraw. AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED / AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED

At least 1,200 Yazidis have been kidnapped by ISIS militants and moved to central Mosul, according to the acting governor of Sinjar district in Iraq’s Nineveh.
Mahma Khalil also added that there were other Yazidis from the districts of Tal Afar and Al-Baaj who were kidnapped and being held hostage inside Mosul.
At least four Yazidis were able to be freed from ISIS last week by Iraqi armed forces, according to the same source.
Pashmerga forces have been able to free nearly 2,700 Yazidis over the past year from ISIS.

Source From Al Arabiya

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