300 Yazidis Reportedly Slaughtered By ISIS
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
More than 300 Yazidis being held captive near Mosul by ISIS have now been executed, Iraqi and Yazidi officials said.
The Yazidi Progress Party said the captives were killed Friday in the Tal Afar district.
Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi called the massacre "horrific and barbaric.”
The Yazidis are considered infidels by ISIS, and since ISIS overran the Yazidi district of Sinjar, hundreds of Yazidi men have been slaughtered and Yazidi women and children sold as slaves.
But in January, ISIS did release about 350 Yazidis, almost all of whom were elderly, disabled, or very ill – including several infants.
Many Yazidis have sought safety and shelter in Kurdish-controlled parts of Iraq – especially in the city of Kirkuk, where many live as refugees in construction sites, parking lots and under bridges. While the Kurds have welcomed them and provided some aid, the Yazidid and other refugees from ISIS need far more help than the Kurds – who are fighting ISIS – have the ability to give.