Published On: Thu, Aug 21st, 2014

Islamic State violence continues with Yazidi massacre, women and children kidnapped

The Islamic State promised to ravage Yazidis who did not convert to Islam and the Sunni terrorists executed the men while kidnapping the women and children. This incident is one month after people in Mosul were forced to convert, pay a tax, leave or be killed.

Islamic State flag

Islamic State flag

“When the residents refused to do this (in Kocho), the massacre took place,” Yazidi politician Mahma Khalil said of the assault on Kocho.

About 80 Yazidi men were shot to death. It is unclear how many women and children were abducted. The woman are usually sold by the extremists or married off. Some villagers managed to escpae into the mountains.

“They thought we were dead, and when they went away, we ran away,” a wounded survivor reported. “We hid in a valley until sundown, and then we fled to the mountains.”

Some of the men survived by pretending to be dead after they were shot.

Iraq Human Rights Ministry spokesman Kamil Amin: “We think that the terrorists by now consider them slaves and they have vicious plans for them. We think that these women are going to be used in demeaning ways by those terrorists to satisfy their animalistic urges in a way that contradicts all the human and Islamic values.”

IS, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has been driving out and murdering thousands of Iraqis and Syrians in an increasingly aggressive campaign to create an Islamic Caliphate.

Halgurd Hekmat, a spokesman for Kurdish security forces, said the militants took the women and children of Kocho to the nearby city of Tal Afar, which is controlled by the Islamic State group.


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