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Kurdistan

The Yezidi Exodus, Girls Raped by ISIS Jump to their Death on Mount Shingal

By HEVIDAR AHMED 14/8/2014
This woman tells the story of the Yezidi girls who committed suicide
This woman tells the story of the Yezidi girls who committed suicide


Among the Yezidi Kurds the fear of death is still looming. They know how real that fear is.

This man has managed to save himself and Peshmerga soldiers are now helping him to reach safety.

The difficulties for these refugees haven’t ended yet. This woman was praying for death to come.

Woman talking to Hevidar:
“Another Halabja is happening to us. We are disabled, we can’t walk anymore. No food, no water, our children have all died.”

A woman told Rudaw that three of her daughters committed suicide after they were raped by ISIS militants and were later allowed to join their family on Mount Shingal.

The mother said: My daughters were calling on people to kill them, but no one wanted to do that. So they jumped from the mountain and ended their bitter life.

The mother recounted her daughters’ story on camera, but YPG fighters on the mountain seized the Rudaw camera and erased the tape.

This woman tells the story of the Yezidi girls who committed suicide.

“They took the girls by force and raped them, and after they returned they killed themselves.”

This war has claimed everyone its victim: men, women, young and old. This man has grown old among his people, but he had never expected to see a day like this.

“In my whole life I have never seen something like this. Our world is destroyed. I can’t say anything.”

The Peshmerga have now opened a road to save the Yezidis.

“There was spot that was occupied by the ISIS. The Peshmerga came and took over it. As soon as our people saw the Peshmerga had arrived, they began descending the mountain.”

These people are running towards life, but hunger, thirst and searing heat is following them.

These refugees have paid a high price to reach safety. They have been walking for three days and three nights to reach Zakho, but that is not their ultimate goal. They wonder what their fate would be in the midst of this war.
Hevidar Ahmed, Rudaw, Mount Shingal

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John Anderson | 14/8/2014
.."but YPG fighters on the mountain seized the Rudaw camera and erased the tape." - WHAT? This is really stupid - you have connected ISIS terror with YPG. What a stupid thing to say, this journalist is a fool.
From a Father | 14/8/2014
I am reading this from the safety from Germany, I thought. Now it is reported that these sick ISIS guys are attacking refugees even in Germany. Why does the German police not shoot them in the legs and put them in Jail with a life sentence if they are caught? This is insanity to talk about German democracy and let terrorists in the open attack refugees in Germany. If I was only a younger man and not as feeble of health Id personally like to take care of as many of these ISIS lunatics as possible to revenge these vulnerable and innocent victims. Those girls could have been my daughters. I would have spend the rest of my life exacting revenge if the government does not destroy these low life scum. Immediate Jail & hard labor for these Salafists & Fake Muslim FAKE lunatic monsters in Germany & Europe Is the best solution with hard labor.
Armenian Peshmerga | 14/8/2014
Why would the YPG fighters decide to erase the tape?
danny | 14/8/2014
IS=Fucking animals, who the hell would do something like this to other human beings?
Peace for all | 14/8/2014
If the Yezidis really were devil worshippers, then they would've been followers of ISIS. Evil does not reach much greater heights.
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