Yazidis

‘Hope is Back’: Trump Helps Save Christians, Yazidis in Iraq from Extinction

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is helping bring Christians and Yazidis in Iraq back from the brink of extinction fomented by a genocidal campaign at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), religious minority representatives declared this week at the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom convened by the Department of State.

Iraqi Syriac Christian priest Charbel Aesso leads an easter service at Saint John's Church (Mar Yohanna) in the nearly deserted predominantly Christian Iraqi town of Qaraqosh on April 16, 2017 near Mosul, Iraq. Qaraqosh was retaken by Iraqi forces in 2016 during the offensive to capture the nearby city of …

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.

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 …