August 14, 2014

Living Hell: Trapped in an ISIS Prison

Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The siege on Iraq’s Mt. Sinjar may have broken. But ISIS has taken hundreds, if not thousands, of Iraq’s ethnic minorities prisoner. They’re begging for help before it’s too late.

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TAGGED: Yazidis, Iraq, ISIS


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