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Three Yazidi women freed, 20 others rescued in Mosul

Yezidi women and children.

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Three Yazidi women, detained by Islamic State, were freed, while other women were found by Tigris River in western Mosul.

Speaking to Mawazin News, a security said, Wednesday, that security troops were able to free three Yazidi, who were held by IS militants in Mosul.

The troops, according to the source, also arrested a female Tajik IS militant in Mosul.

Meanwhile, Nineveh Police have declared rescuing 20 Yazidi females found near Tigris River in the western side of Mosul, a police source told the Iraqi News Agency.

The women were transferred to safe places in order to be sent to their families.

On Tuesday, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Directorate of Yazidi Abductees Affairs in Duhok said a campaign will be launched to search for the kidnapped Yazidi Kurds.

According to the latest estimate by the directorate, more than 6,417 Yazidi persons were freed from IS.

Many Yazidis were persecuted and held in Mosul by Islamic State, which considered them devil-worshippers.

A study on the number of Yazidis affected showed that at least 9,900 of Iraq’s Yazidis were killed or kidnapped in just days in an attack by the militants in 2014.

On Monday, Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS in Mosul, which marked the end of the group’s self-styled “caliphate” established in 2014.



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