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Young Yezidi woman freed from ISIS captivity

Young Yezidi woman freed from ISIS captivity

Kurdistan Region’s office for Yezidi Abductees’ Affairs said on Sunday that it has liberated another Yezidi young woman from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Syria, explaining that she is the 13th freed since the start of the new year.

Talking to Kurdistan 24, head of the office, Hussein Qaidi, identified the civilian as Ilham D., 17, from the village of Tal Qasab, southwest of Sinjar, who had been abducted since 2014.

The jihadist group of IS attacked the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar in mid-2014, where they, apart from killing thousands of civilians, also kidnapped over 6,000 Yezidis.

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has been able to liberate more than half of them so far, while it continues making efforts to free the rest of the abductees.

Source: Basnews

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