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Conservative Shiite deputies have proposed in Iraq's parliament to scrap the minimum age for Muslim girls to marry

Report: Hundreds of Islamic State Sex Slaves Face Honor Killings if They Escape

The estimated 640 young girls from Iraq’s Turkmen minority community who remain under the shackles of sexual slavery at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) face honor killings if they escape and return to their families, a former Iraqi lawmaker representing the ethnic group told Fox News.

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Kurdish PM: 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.

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Yazidi Women Join the Battle for Raqqa to Avenge Themselves Against the Islamic State

An all-female fighting force from the Yazidi community known as the Sinjar Women’s Units (SWU) announced on Monday that it has joined the battle for Raqqa, the Islamic State’s capital in Syria. The Yazidi women made it clear they wished to avenge themselves for the hideous depredations inflicted on them by ISIS.

** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2007 file picture, Kurdish demonstrators are silhouetted by a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) flag during a protest in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia. Kurdish rebels have kidnapped three German climbers on Mount Ararat, the governor of a province in eastern Turkey said Wednesday …

Iraq: Yazidis Recruited by Kurdish Terror Group PKK Defecting to Iran-Allied Troops

Many members of the Yazidi minority group in northern Iraq who had been recruited by the U..S.-designated terror group Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to defend their territory against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are now joining an Iran-allied Shiite paramilitary group trying to capture more territory in the war-ravaged Middle Eastern country.

Sinjar Mayor Mahma Khalil Qasim near the middle with scarf around his neck.

Yazidi Leaders Congratulate Trump on Presidential Election Victory

Leaders and activists from the Yazidi minority community in Iraq, which has largely suffered ethnic cleansing and other war crimes at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), have expressed a mixture of hope and congratulations over Donald Trump’s recent election as U.S. president.

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Yazidi Survivor Warns Islamic State Will Repeat Orlando

A Yazidi woman who survived the massacre of her family and sexual enslavement by Islamic State jihadists told a Senate panel that the terrorist group’s ideology motivated the recent massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, predicting that “there will be more.”

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Widow of Islamic State Leader Charged In Death of American Kayla Mueller

In May, a U.S. Special Forces operation in Syria killed senior ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf, one of the top money men for the terror state. His wife Umm Sayyaf was taken prisoner and placed in detention in Iraq. Umm Sayyaf has now been charged in U.S. federal court with conspiracy in the death of Kayla Mueller, the American aid worker who was kidnapped, enslaved, brutalized, and ultimately killed by the Islamic State.