Iraq: Yazidis commemorate 5th anniv. of Sinjar massacre

Hundreds of Iraqi Yazidis commemorated the 5th anniversary of the 'Sinjar massacre' executed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) in northern Iraq, in Sinjar on Friday. Footage shows Yazidi people marching with banners and pictures of some of the massacre's victims alongside signs reading: 'Never forget'. People also attended a candle-lit ceremony, honouring the lives... Еще lost at the hands of the Islamic State's militants. «Still, our mothers, women and children are still at the hands of Daesh. Our hope and demand is to release them. Thousands of orphans are left without mother or father,» said a Yazidi woman. According to the United Nations, around 5,000 Yazidis were killed during the massacre that began in August 2014, having many children turned into child soldiers with 7,000 Yazidi women being enslaved.

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