40 Yazidi children reported dead after Iraq attack


BAGHDAD: Forty children from northern Iraq’s Yazidi minority are reported to have died as a result of a jihadist attack on the Sinjar region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Tuesday. “According to official reports received by Unicef, these children from the Yazidi minority died as a direct consequence of violence, displacement and dehydration over the past two days,” a statement said. On Sunday, fighters from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group that controls much of northwestern Iraq took over Sinjar, which had been under the control of Kurdish troops. The town, near the Syrian border, is a hub for Iraq’s Yazidis, a very closed community that follows an ancient faith rooted in Zoroastrianism and referred to by jihadists as “devil worshippers.”



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  1. It is so painful how the ISIS keep their terror ,,, slaughtering and killing innocent Iraqis ,,,the media is silent ,,, the humanitarian organizations are silent ,,, it is all part of the mean plan from the very beginning that only 5 million Iraqis remain ,, thet is what Bush Sr ,, declared … what brutality ,, what savagery ,,, whaere is the human rights watch ,, where is the voice of truth ??? Why do Iraqis have to suffer ?? We does these terrorists rule ?? it si all an Israeli Zionist US plan … May all ISIS and those who support and aid them rot in Hell …