August 12, 2014
Fishkhabour Border Crossing, Kurdistan - Syrian
Thousands of Yazidi refugees fleeing the Sinjar mountain have arrived at the Fishkhabour crossing on the Iraqi Kurdistan-Syrian border. They were trapped on the mountain since the beginning of August after ISIS militants invaded their town of Sinjar.
The refugees said they traveled on foot for five days to reach the border. Some said that many Yazidis were kidnapped and killed by ISIS militants, and many children died on the mountain because they had no food or water.
Kurdish authorities will move the refugees to a camp in Dhouk.
- Rasheed, Yezidi Refugee
- Amer, Yezidi Refugee