Yezidi Minority from Sinjar Joins Christian Refugees in Erbil

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August 12, 2014
Erbil, Iraq

Some hundred refugees, belonging to the Yezidi minority, took refuge along with thousands of Christian refugees in the Saint Joseph Church in the Kurdish controlled area of Ankawa, northwest of Erbil, Iraq.
Yezidi residents of Sinjar, a town west of Mosul, were forced to flee their homes after ISIS militants took over the town at the beginning of August. They joined the thousands of Christian refugees from Qaraqosh, a Christian town near Mosul, who took shelter in the Saint Joseph Church, after ISIS militants took their city on August 7, 2014.