Yazidis in Iraqi Kurdistan

SINJAR, REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF KURDISTAN, IRAQ - 2015: Peshmerga and civilians walk among the ruins of the devastated town of Sinjar after its liberation. They are covering their noses because of the stench of the decaying bodies of humans and animals killed since the city was captured. The town was liberated from ISIS on November 13th, 2015 by the Peshmerga forces of Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurdish word "Peshmerga" refers to those who are part of Iraqi Kurdistan's armed forces. It means "u201cone who confronts death," or "will fight to the death."u201d The seizure of Sinjar by the Islamic State on August 3rd, 2014, was extremely violent. As a consequence, over 35,000 Yazidi Kurd inhabitants sought refuge in the nearby mountains. Those who could not flee were killed and the Yazidi women abducted by ISIS were sold or used as sex slaves. (Photo by Reza/Getty Images)
SINJAR, REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF KURDISTAN, IRAQ - 2015: Peshmerga and civilians walk among the ruins of the devastated town of Sinjar after its liberation. They are covering their noses because of the stench of the decaying bodies of humans and animals killed since the city was captured. The town was liberated from ISIS on November 13th, 2015 by the Peshmerga forces of Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurdish word "Peshmerga" refers to those who are part of Iraqi Kurdistan's armed forces. It means "u201cone who confronts death," or "will fight to the death."u201d The seizure of Sinjar by the Islamic State on August 3rd, 2014, was extremely violent. As a consequence, over 35,000 Yazidi Kurd inhabitants sought refuge in the nearby mountains. Those who could not flee were killed and the Yazidi women abducted by ISIS were sold or used as sex slaves. (Photo by Reza/Getty Images)
Yazidis in Iraqi Kurdistan
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