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6. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
#ForeignTerrorists #RegimeChange #Imperialism #WarCriminal #Lies #Conspiracy
#Hypocrisy
1. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
2. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
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A Yazidi temple was built in #Armenia, which will serve as a cultural center, religious school, conference hall, seminary & museum.

The official opening of the temple will be on 29/9/2019, where 100s of #Yazidis are expected to attend the opening ceremony
The world’s largest Yazidi temple is located in the village of Aknalich, west of Yerevan, #Armenia.

#Yazidis are one of Armenia’s largest ethnic minority groups, practicing an ancient, monotheistic faith. Numbering around 35,000, according to Armenia’s 2011 census.
Official opening is just a few hours away.
#YazidiTemple
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Yazidi sex slave survivor to face one of her ISIS rapists in German court

Next month, Shatha will travel to #Germany and face one of her alleged rapists in the court of law as he stands trial for ISIS membership in his European home of origin. She intends to testify against him.
A total of 6,417 Yazidi were kidnapped in August 2014 – 3,548 females and 2,869 males. Some 3509 Yazidis are documented as having survived the ordeal: 1192 women, 337 men, 1033 girls, and 947 boys. Chillingly, 2,908 #Yazidis are deemed still missing – 1323 females and 1585 males.
Yazidis need not only boxes of food;we need a guarantee that we can survive.We can’t spend our whole lives in camps.We want 2 go home.But we cannt go home without securty.There is still a lot of armed conflict&illegal groups thre.If we can fel safe,we cn start rebuildng our areas
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I met Shereen a few days ago as the #Yazidis mark five years since ISIL’s brutality began on #Sinjar. She tries to forget the pain, but it’s difficult because of her physical and emotional scars. ISIL fighters used her as a sex slave.
She’s among an estimated 7000 #Yezidi women and girls were taken from Sinjar province - many had to endure what Shireen went through.
"I miss my daughters so much, I would give my life if I could see them again" she says holding back tears.
She's found her sons after ISIL lost its last territory in Syria - but her two daughters are still missing.
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Please join us
It’s been 5 yrs since the Yazidi community was attacked by ISIS
From today until Aug.3rd, we will commemorate the attack with a campaign in social media where the #EzidiTteam, with the support from our friends around the world,will share&highlight the Yazidi plight
ISIS terrorists attacked the Yazidi community in Iraq, killing and abducting thousands and forcing tens of thousands more into flight from their homeland, #Sinjar. The women and children who kidnapped were sold and sexually abused and raped.
#YazidiGenocide
@BrendaStoter @ma_al_k @Muradsalim1 @mumtazibrahm @KaffirC1_1 @Free_Yezidi @avinnaso @Yazidi_girl @Sagvansaleem @ky_dalal Five years later, the ISIS terror in Iraq has still left deep scars on the Yazidi community. Many of the women and girls, who escaped the captivity of the ISIS, are struggling to deal with the psychological aftermath of what a @UN commission has deemed genocide.
#YazidiGenocide
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5. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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5 yrs of ongoing Genocide of an ethno-religious minority known as the #Yazidis.

Little was known about the Yazidis prior to the jihadists' infamous brutalization of the community, which included killing men en masse and abducting thousands of girls and women as "sex slaves."
Adherents believe in one God to whom they pray by facing the sun.

They also worship seven angels – especially Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel.
Their holiest site is Lalish, a serene stone complex of shrines and natural springs in Iraq's mountainous northwest where visitors must walk barefoot.
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The #SDF's proclamation of victory today against #ISIS's territorial Caliphate is a momentous occasion worthy of genuine celebration.

What was once a territory the size of the UK is now zero. That's no small accomplishment.

The #SDF lost 11,000 killed & 21,000 wounded.
#pt: After #ISIS's capture of #Mosul, its march south in #Iraq, expansion in #Syria & genocidal threats against #Yazidis in #Sinjar & #Kurds in #Kobani, the US mobilized the largest military coalition in modern history; 79 members.

Due in large part of @brett_mcgurk's hard work.
@brett_mcgurk #pt: As the #SDF has made clear, however, the counter-#ISIS mission must now shift to a new mission - the struggle is far from over.

The now-completed "clear" phase was the easy bit; the "hold" & "build" represents the huge challenge ahead, but our commitment is now in question.
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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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This is a Yazidi I met in a roasting refugee camp, with his 2 surviving children. He lost 2 daughters (both under the age of 12) to the beds of ISIS rapists, & his 2 elder sons to brainwashers who turned them into killers for the Caliphate.
His wife was also enslaved. She was shot through the head when she tried to escape. She survived but was left brain-damaged. The owner, via intermediaries, sold her back to her husband. While I spoke to him, I could hear her moaning behind a curtain, beating her head on concrete.
Sinjar fell in 2014. This was a year before Shamima Begum went to join ISIS. She knew full well about the fate of Yazidi girls younger than her, because her recruiter boasted about it, and laughed about their suffering. Yazidi slaves were part of the Caliphate's marketing.
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Many Yazidi ppl who survived genocide suffer from both physical & psychological trauma although some don’t apparent to b traumatized. Researchers have done a lot of studies to cover these effects on them.
This series of tweets will b about researches on Yazidi genocide survivors.
The Yezidi community continues to be targeted by ISIS. 300k vegetate in camps. 1000s of others hv bn killed are missing, or remain in captivity where they are subjected to unspeakable sexual & physical abuse.

Sex-Slavery: One Aspect of the Yezidi Genocide
brill.com/abstract/journ…
Huge numbers of men were executed; thousands upon thousands of women & children were abducted & wilfully subjected to sexual violence. The religious minority was to be eliminated and the will of the victims broken.

The #Yazidi—Religion, Culture and Trauma
scirp.org/journal/PaperI…
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A few words about the granting of asylum to Saudi citizen #Rahaf in #Canada I am proud that my country is consistent in standing up for religious freedom. That means the freedom to embrace any religion or to reject any religion.
Much is being made of #Rahaf's rejection of Saudi dress laws and the religion of her family, #Islam. A reminder that Saudi is not the leader of Muslims in interpreting what is or is not 'Islamic'. SA is also not the 'birthplace of Islam'. SA is a nation less than a century old.
Many modern Muslim scholars have demonstrated that pre-modern imperial & fundamentalist conflations between religious & political identity are not in accordance with the fundamental principles of the Quran & the Sunnah. People have the freedom to accept or reject Islam. #Rahaf
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1) Today—on the 4th anniversary of the Kocho Massacre, when #IS slaughtered an entire town as part of the Yazidi Genocide—#Turkey bombed a #Yazidi convoy in #Sinjar that was returning from the Kocho Massacre memorial ceremony, killing Mam Zaki, an important Yazidi #PKK leader.
2) The convoy contained leaders & members of the Yazidi #YBŞ defense force and affiliated political institutions, including Mazlum Shingal, the military commander of the #YBŞ, who—like Mam Zaki—is also a #Yazidi. Mazlum (shown in photo) was injured but not killed in the attack.
3) A #Yazidi from #Sinjar (Tel Ezeir) named Harbo, a member of the Self-Administrative Council (a local governing institution that is a civilian political counterpart to the YBŞ defense force), was injured in the attack. Two others were killed; their identities are not yet known.
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"Sometimes, I look at myself in the mirror and wonder, 'How am I still alive?'"
Yazidi mother opens up about escape from Islamic State, building a life in Canada
(1/ ) #YazidiPlight #Iraq #Canada
At 18, when she was eight months pregnant, Faeza Mejo was captured in August 2014 by members of the Islamic State terror group when she, her husband and his family tried to flee from the invaders in northern Iraq.
(2/ )#YazidiGenocide #Sinjar #Iraq
Faeza was separated from her husband and taken to a place where about 50 other young #Yazidi women and girls were held. She soon learned they were in a warehouse and they were the goods to be sold, and she would literally be marked for life.
(3/ ) #YazidiPlight #Sinjar
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[1] I am a #Yazidi and not yet 17, but I have a story to tell the world. My people have always been peaceful and non-aggressive. We believe in God and humanity and respect other religions. I grew up in a village called Wardia, near #Sinjar, #Iraq. We lived with honor and dignity.
[2] We were a very close community and pretty much kept to ourselves. When I was only 13, we heard that ISIS was headed toward us and also that they were doing very bad things. #YazidiPlight
[3] We fled to the mountain, but ISIS intercepted all of us and forced us back to our village. By that time many of our very own #Muslim neighbors had joined in with ISIS and were also killing many #Yazidis.
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When ISIS attacked Yezidis,her daughter was injured and died.she buried her daughter with her own hands.the mother said it’s better to die and not to become a sex slave to be sold in slavery markets as ISIS did with 7000 Yezidis. #YazidiGenocide @DEZi_Brb @Memet_Kilic @POTUS
1) Yezidi girl was captured by ISIS in 2014.she was surrounded in Hatmi which is Yezidi village,during the night she moved with her family to her uncle’s house in shingal center,but their neighbors (Sunnis from ALMtwit tribes)reported ISIS about them #YazidiPlight @TarekFatah
2)after being captured by ISIS,they were imprisoned in shingal,women were separated from men,they moved women to Telafer,during 3 days,they were drinking dirty water which they barely had,IS was abusing women and girls,then they moved them to Mosul #YazidiGenocide @CathyYoung63
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ISIS terrorists are committing ongoing genocide against the #Yazidis in #Iraq & #Syria
According to the #UN, women&girls as young as nine are being sold as slaves 2 ISIS soldiers who regularly beat them & rape them, re-sell them&if they try 2 escape, kill them #YazidiPlight
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The @UN report focuses on the Islamic State’s attack on #Yazidis in #Sinjar-#Iraq in Aug.2014
The subsequent genocide of the #Yazidi pple, which has included mass murder,beheadings,the rape of women&children&the buying&selling of women&girls as sex slaves at marketplaces&online
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“over 3,200 Yazidi women & children r still held by ISIS. Most are in #Syria where Yazidi females continue 2 be sexually enslaved & #Yazidi boys, indoctrinated, trained & used in hostilities. 1000s of Yazidi men & boys are missing. The genocide of the #Yazidis is on-going.” @UN
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1) Today afternoon #Iraq, 10/21/2017, all #Yazidis in #Sinjar that are receiving a salary from #KRG were informed to leave Sinjar & go to =>
2)#Kurdistan or their salary will be cut off.
3) This move will cause a further humanitarian devastation on the already suffering #Yazidis who have hardly anything to begain with post =>
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1) Our staff in #Sinjar were 400 meters away when they witnessed peshmarga's withdraw from Northeast Sinjar this morning.
2) They witnessed Peshmarga burning their bases after they withdrew.
3) They said #Yazidis are very happy and feel like #Sinjar's liberation from dictatorship of KDP was almost like that of #ISIS
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1) A MONUMENTAL DAY: The #KDP has FULLY WITHDRAWN from #Sinjar. I'm completely SPEECHLESS—(well, not completely): Bye-bye KDP!
#Yazidi #Iraq
2) After over 3 years of fighting for this outcome, the #Yazidi community has finally scored a major victory in reclaiming their homeland.
3) After #Peshmerga withdrew from Kirkuk yesterday (for which the PUK was hit w/ blame), the effect continues in KDP-controlled areas today.
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