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Yazidis, The Forgotten Victims in Iraq

Published on 06 August 2014, by M. Tomazy.
Yazidis are one of original Iraqi communities, living mainly in the Northwestern Iraqi mountains . They are considered as heretics by Muslims and Christians as well. 
At least 40 people from Sinjar have died from thirst or starvation while awaiting help. At least 178 were wounded.
Since June, when extremist fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham captured Mosul, they’ve been on the outskirts of Sinjar, facing off against a small number of Kurdish peshmerga militiamen. ISIS regards Yazidis as devil worshippers, and its fighters have been executing Yazidi men who won’t convert to Islam on the spot, taking away the women as jihadi brides.
"50,000 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority who fled the offensive and are hiding on a mountain near the town of Sinjar risked starving to death if they are not rescued in 24 hours", Jabbar Yawar, secretary-general of the ministry of the Kurdish peshmerga fighters, told the Reuters news.