1,000 Yazidi Families Still Under Siege By ISIS On Mount Sinjar

1,000 Yazidi Families Still Under Siege By ISIS On Mount Sinjar

More than 1,000 Yazidi families are trapped on Mount Sinjar and therefore still under attack by ISIS.

According to the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA), the families “have registered for aid” and “there is a critical shortage of food.” 

One Yazidi who spoke with AINA from Mount Sinjar via telephone said the situation is very tense. He said “when aid comes it is dropped in one area but the families are not able to reach it.” He said fathers are not willing to leave their families to reach the aid, for fear of what might happen to their families while they are gone.

The witness said there are daily attacks by ISIS and that three Christian families “living on the Yazidi area” had been captured by ISIS, taken to Telafar, and forced to convert to Islam. 

In August Breitbart News reported President Obama authorized the use of airstrikes to save what were, at that time, tens of thousands of Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar by ISIS fighters. The airstrikes allowed many of the Yazidis to escape, but even then it was known that thousands more remained trapped–cornered on Mount Sinjar by ISIS forces. 

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