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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

2014 Iraq

The Yazidis

In 2014 ISIS killed about 3,100 Yazidis in Iraq, many of which were shot, beheaded, and burned alive. Another 6,800 Yazidis were kidnapped and forced to become sex slaves or fighters. The Yazidis are a religious minority that ISIS considers to be devil worshippers. Since then hundreds of thousands of Yazidis have fled Iraq to escape persecution.