Another Yezidi woman liberated from Islamic State captivity in Syria
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Kurdistan Region’s Special Office for Yezidi Abductees Affairs said on Saturday that it had liberated one more Kurdish Yezidi abductee from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Syria.
Confirming to BasNews, Hussein Qaidi, head of the office, pointed out that she was identified as Runiya Faisal Miskeen, 17, had been abducted by the jihadists since August 3, 2014 alongside her family members.
She was found in Syria’s al-Hol camp where tens of thousands of IS families are held, the official added, noting that she had forgotten her mother tongue.
Miskeen will reunite with her family members and relatives in the nearest future, Qaidi further revealed.
The Islamic State attacked the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar in mid-2014 and, other than killing hundreds of civilians, they also kidnapped 6,417 members of the religious minority group, the official said, adding that 3,548 of them have so far been liberated while the fate of 2,887 others has remained unclear.