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40,000 members of Iraqi sect stranded on mountain

  • An estimated 40,000 members of the Yazidi sect in Iraq, including many women and children, has been reported are stranded on a mountain and face death by dehydration.

    The alternative is worse — as fleeing would expose them to near-certain death at the hands of the Isis and other Sunni extremists, who surround the mountain in the area in Iraq’s north-west.

    The Yazidi sect is one of the oldest minority groups in the country. Thousands of sect members have fled from Sinjar city to places like the Kurdish-controlled Dohuk or Irbil after Isis seized Sinjar.

     

     

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