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Kursish forces are celebrating their greatest victory over ISIS after claiming they have broken the five-month siege of Mount Sinjar - liberating thousands of trapped Yazidis. Around 8,000 fighters launched a two-pronged attack which they said had ...
Daily Mail · 12/19/2014
No food. No water. And as they pass the hours in the scorching summer heat, no escape for 40,000 desperate people hiding in the mountains of northwestern Iraq from the killers surrounding them on the ground below. When fighters from ISIS, which refers to ...
CNN · 8/9/2014
The U.S. assessment that most, but not all, of the terrified Yazidis trapped on the barren slopes of Mt. Sinjar have managed to escape appears to be accurate, according to Iraqi officials and Yazidi community leaders. That finding led U.S. officials ...
Los Angeles Times · ByPatrick J. Mcdonnell · 8/15/2014
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Kurdish peshmerga fighters have reportedly fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by ISIS fighters since August, although it's not clear when hundreds of minority Yazidis will be taken to safety. "The ...
CBC · 12/19/2014
BAGHDAD -- Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Mt. Sinjar, an Iraqi lawmaker said Friday. Fighting was still ...
CTV News · 12/19/2014
Some members of an Iraqi minority community on the run from ISIS militias have reportedly escaped the mountains where they had been stranded, but thousands more may still be in danger. Several thousand Yazidis were reported on Saturday to have …
The Huffington Post · 8/9/2014
ZUMAR, Iraq — Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of Yazidis trapped there by ISIS fighters, a Kurdish leader said Thursday. "The peshmerga have managed to reach the mountain. A vast area has …
NBC News · 12/18/2014
As U.S. warplanes and drones hit ISIS militants in Iraq Friday, hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority, which is seen as "Satan worshipers" by the Islamists, were abducted and thousands remained trapped in the Sinjar mountains in the north ...
The Christian Post · 8/9/2014
In Iraq’s Kurdistan region a two-day military assault by Peshmerga forces has helped free hundreds of minority Yazidi people who have been trapped on Mount Sinjar for months. They’ve been on the mountain since ISIL militants stormed Sinjar in the north ...
Euronews · 12/19/2014
James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday ... who has been investigating the plight of 40,000 mainly Kurdish-speaking Yazidis who fled to the mountain fearing attacks from the extremist militants of the ...
The Independent · 8/12/2014