August 15, 2014

Yazidis Advocate Final Exodus from Iraq

John Hudson, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

As the American air campaign over Iraq to defend the Yazidi minority from an onslaught of Sunni militants shows signs of success, members of the religious sect's diaspora community are coming to grips with a sinking realization: No matter what happens next, Iraq will never be a safe place for Yazidis.

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