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Sinjar’s #Yazidis and their #Arab and #Kurdish Sunni neighbours lived in peace until 3 August 2014. The date is scrawled on the city’s ruins. It is seared in memory. On that day, ISIS militants and their local Sunni supporters overran the district and surrounding areas.
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Massacres, forced conversions to #Islam, and kidnappings ensued. Militants took women and girls as sex slaves in a campaign of terror that #Yazidis describe as 74th attempt to annihilate them because of their faith.
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Like others be4 them,ISIS followers regard Yazidis as devil-& sun-worshipping apostates. Yazidism is a closed religion that forbids converts,enforces a strict caste system,brands followers who abandon it infidels&prohibits intermarriage with non-Yazidis,reinforcing its insularity
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[1] "I saw many dead, massacred people": Kinan, 10, has spent half his life as a slave of Daesh (ISIS)". He was kidnapped from his village in #Shingal in 2014. Now he tells his story. Translation in the thread.
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[2] "His name is Kinan, he is 10 years old. He was released a week ago after five years serving a Syrian jihadist named Abu Saad. In the cohorts of civilians evacuated from #Baghouz region in #Syria, where the "caliphate" of ISIS lives its last days, there are many children.
[3] Children of jihadists, but also slaves of the Islamic State, like Kinan, who agreed to tell his story to our special envoys. The story of Kinan begins in 2014 when he is taken prisoner by Daesh. The jihadists have just taken, in just a few hours, the Yezidi city of #Sinjar
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#YazidiGenocide survivor I was about to die with my little child bcz ISIS wife didn’t give us any food for three days.ISIS forced us to read Quran and convert to Islam. IS shared Yezidi kidnapped as slaves among ISIS fighters in the first days of Genocide @TarekFatah @Imamofpeace
1)when #shingal fell on 3.8.2014 in ISIS hands,my mother was ill,my brother refused to leave her in her bed alone.my aunt with her family came to us,we stayed 1 night in our home.our Sunni neighbors were ISIS supporters.all ways to mountains were blocked by ISIS
2)We moved to Kocho(Yezidi town which has been massacred).a Shop owner came to my brother and asked him to stay home cuz they kill any Ezidi ISIS sees. He added that ISIS beheaded already 9 Ezidis in front of their eyes.we stayed in kocho till 15.8.2014. Day of #KochoGenocide
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