Tag: Yazidis

LALISH, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 11: Yazidi men line up before starting a religious ritual outside the holiest temple of the Yazidi faith while attending friday rituals on November 11, 2016 in Lalish, Iraq. Lalish is the site of the tomb of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, the central figure of the Yazidi faith. In 2014 thousands of Yazidis fled to the villages of Lalish and Shekhan after ISIS took control of Sinjar and other Yazidi populated towns. Many Yazidi resettled in Mosul and Bashiqah but were forced to flee again when ISIS took control of the cities. The liberation of Bashiqah four days ago by the Iraqi army and the continuing Mosul offensive has given many Yazidi 's hope they will soon be able to return home. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Chris McGrath / GETTY IMAGES EUROPE / Getty Images/AFP

Iraq: Christians, Yazidis Seeking Semi-Autonomous Region

Several representatives of Iraqi minority groups considered to be some of the oldest inhabitants of the country, including the Assyrian Christians and Yezidis, have joined forces to urge Baghdad and the international community to allow them to establish a semi-autonomous region in northwestern Iraq.

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Kurds Begin Restoring Electricity to Formerly ISIS-Controlled Sinjar

As the cheer of victory over the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) begins to dim in newly liberated Sinjar, Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have begun the work of rebuilding a city ravaged by the terrorist group. On Thursday, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani announced plans to return electricity to Sinjar.

Intra-Kurdish Disputes Hold Up Efforts to Save Sinjar, Iraq from ISIS

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, has promised to evacuate the Sinjar area of northern Iraq once the Islamic State ceases to be a threat to the local Yazidi population. This statement follows days of reports that internal disputes between the PKK and other Kurdish groups have stalled a planned assault on ISIS.

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Yazidis, Peshmerga: PKK Keeping Us from Fighting ISIS in Sinjar

Yazidi militias organized to fight the Islamic State in Sinjar, northern Iraq are protesting that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Marxist terrorist group operating out of Syria and Turkey, have prevented them from launching a mission to recapture Sinjar City after the terrorists stormed the region in 2014.

Yazidis Demand UN Action Against ISIS One Year After Sinjar Massacre

Over 50 Yazidis attended a demonstration outside of the United Nations building in Erbil, Iraq, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, one year after the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) slaughtered thousands of Yazidis in Sinjar. Protesters demanded action against ISIS to help free the numerous females still held by the terrorist group.