Iraq Says Islamic State Killed 500 Yazidis, Buried Some Victims Alive

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Iraq Says Islamic State Killed 500 Yazidis, Buried Some Victims Alive

by Wochit 1:08 mins

Iraq Says Islamic State Killed 500 Yazidis, Buried Some Victims Alive

by Wochit 1:08 mins

Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said the Sunni militants had also buried alive some of their victims, including women and children. Some 300 women were kidnapped as slaves, he added. "We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar," Sudani said in a telephone interview, in his first remarks to the media on the issue. Sinjar is the ancient home of the Yazidis, one of the towns captured by the Sunni militants who view the community as "devil worshipers" and tell them to convert to Islam or face death.

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