Iraqi Yezidis flee to surrounding mountains across the border into Turkey

SIRNAK, TURKEY - AUGUST 19: Some of the many thousands of Yezidis, who started to flee from Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq and Zakho city to the surrounding mountains across the border into Turkey to escape the assaults of army groups led by Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIL, have arrived in Turkey's Uludere village in the southeastern Sirnak province on August 19, 2014. Islamic State fighters captured Iraq's Sinjar and Rabia in the Nineveh province after fierce clashes, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Yezidis to flee. (Photo by Huseyin Bagis/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SIRNAK, TURKEY - AUGUST 19: Some of the many thousands of Yezidis, who started to flee from Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq and Zakho city to the surrounding mountains across the border into Turkey to escape the assaults of army groups led by Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIL, have arrived in Turkey's Uludere village in the southeastern Sirnak province on August 19, 2014. Islamic State fighters captured Iraq's Sinjar and Rabia in the Nineveh province after fierce clashes, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Yezidis to flee. (Photo by Huseyin Bagis/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Iraqi Yezidis flee to surrounding mountains across the border into Turkey
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