Persecuted for ancient beliefs, Yezidis starve, die of thirst in mountains of Sinjar

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Persecuted for ancient beliefs, Yezidis starve, die of thirst in mountains of Sinjar

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Persecuted for ancient beliefs, Yezidis starve, die of thirst in mountains of Sinjar

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A reported 50,000 Kurdish Yezidis are currently stranded on Sinjar Mountain, having fled after militants captured the town of Sinjar on August 6. Local reports say that up to 70 people of the Yezidis faith have died on the mountain a result of dehydration and starvation. Credit: YouTube/ANF (Firat News Agency)

reports say that up to 70 people of the Yezidis faith have died on the mountain a result of dehydration and starvation. Credit: YouTube/ANF (Firat News Agency)">
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