Iraqi forces must rescue many abducted Yazidis from Tal Afar: Yazidi MP

Iraqi forces must rescue many abducted Yazidis from Tal Afar: Yazidi MPBy Raya Jalabi ERBIL (Reuters) – As Iraqi forces pressed their offensive to retake Tal Afar on Monday, a Yazidi politician urged them to quickly rescue the many Yazidi men, women and children still believed to be held captive in the city by Islamic State militants. Vian Dakhil, a member of the Iraqi parliament, said the fate of children who had been kidnapped, sold or had their identities changed was of particular concern. In a matter of days, more than 3,000 Yazidis were killed and about 6,800 kidnapped, either sold into slavery or conscripted to fight for Islamic State.



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