Tag Archives | Yazidis

KRG to Collect Info on Abducted Yezidi Women

A committee in charge of collecting accurate data and information on the conditions of Yezidi Kurdish women, abducted by the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham, ISIS, terrorist organisation, is being set up. The decision was taken yesterday during the regular meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Women Rights Monitoring Board, chaired by the KRG […]

Yezidi Kurds in Flood into Kurdistan Region

More than 300 thousand displaced Yezidi Kurds in Kurdistan Region The Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister’s envoy for people who fled ISIS terrorist organization from Sinjar, Dr. Nouri Osman Sinjari, said that since the capture of the town by ISIS, 263,000 have fled to Duhok, 20,000 to Erbil, 20,000 to Slemani, and a few to […]

Rape, Slavery, Hunger Strikes -- Kidnapped Yazidi Women

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Rape, Slavery, Hunger Strikes, Escape Attempts – Iraqi Doctors Tell Of Kidnapped Yazidi Women They Treat [Picture: Yazidi (Yezidi) Temple in northern Iraq.] Three months ago, the extremist group known […]

Call to help Abducted Yezidi Women

KRG officials call upon the international community to help abducted Kurdish Yezidi women KRG officials seek international mobilization to consider the case of women abducted by ISIS terrorists. Following severe terrorists attacks against Kurdish Yezidi towns and villages in late July and early August, a large number of women and underage girls were abducted. According […]

Yazidi MP Wins Anna Politkovskaya Award

By John Lee. RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) has honoured Vian Dakhil (pictured), a Yazidi member of the Iraqi Parliament, with the 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award for her courage to speak out and to give a voice to the many Yazidi and Iraqi women and girls whose voices cannot be heard. Vian […]

Yazidis Still Face Danger

By Shaida al-Ameen for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands of Yazidi families currently face a dire humanitarian situation. They have been scattered in refugee camps, while the fate of hundreds of Yazidi girls who were kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) remains unknown. […]

Yazidi Evacuation Suspended

By Patrick Schmidt. Following the arrival of additional American military advisors to Iraq yesterday, the Defense Department reported that some of those troops had traveled to Sinjar Mountain. After almost a week of airstrikes by American aircraft and a simultaneous offensive by Kurdish security forces, thousands Yazidis who were trapped on the mountain can now […]

Kurds Call to Recognize Yazidi Genocide

By Patrick Schmidt.  The Independent Human Rights Committee of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have made public their attempts to get the international community to recognize the crimes committed against Yazidi minorities. The spokesman of Independent Human Rights Committee, Mohammed Gomashini, noted: “Our committee started to attempt recognition of IS crimes against Kurdish Yazidi people […]

Mass Exodus from Iraqi Towns and Cities

From Amnesty International. Panic has taken hold in north-western Iraq as tens of thousands of people flee areas where Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants are continuing their advance, Amnesty International said. “The situation for Iraqis in the north-west of the country, especially those from the Yezidi and Christian minority communities, is becoming […]

Yezidis Captured by ISIS

Amnesty International has spoken to recently released detainees from the Yezidi community who were captured by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq, as well as to family members of those still held by the group. At least 24 Iraqi border guards and soldiers were captured by ISIS last month in north […]

Iraq's Yazidis in Crossfire In Baghdad

By Ali Abel Sadah for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On the evening of May 14, 2013, dozens of people had gathered in front of a small shop in Baghdad to buy alcohol. Rabie Square — a vital commercial center in […]

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Weekly Security Update for 7th December 2011

As the US military withdrawal continues, many are worried at the possibility of increased militancy over the coming year in Iraq. Levels of violence rose over the past week with the highest number of casualties recorded in six months. As warned, terrorists targeted Shi’ah worshippers gathering to commemorate Ashura, with a number of attacks in […]