Four Yezidi teens freed from ISIS captivity
Four Kurdish Yezidi teenagers who were kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) have been freed after years of captivity.
Head of Kurdistan Region’s Office for Yezidi Abductees, Hussein Qa’edi confirmed the report to Kurdistan 24 and said that the children are now reunited with their families in the Kurdistan Region.
According to Qa’edi, they are between 15 and 17 years old, from the villages of Kucho, Tel Qasab, Tel Banat and Gir Uzeir.
The official also revealed that the four Yezidis had been sent to IS military bases and forced to take part in military training and religious classes.
Updating the figures for rescued Yezidis, Qa’edi said that from 6,417 abductees, 3,280 people have so far been freed.
On 3rd of August 2014, IS carried out a massive attack on the Yezidi town of Sinjar and its surrounding villages, killing and kidnapping thousands of people from the religious minority group.