Dozens of Yazidis enslaved by ISIS in Iraq set free

Thirty-six members of the Yazidi religious minority are free after nearly three years in the hands of so-called Islamic State (IS), the UN says.

They have been taken to UN centres in Dohuk in Kurdish northern Iraq.

It is unclear whether they escaped in Iraq or were freed, as the UN declined to give more information to avoid jeopardising future releases.

IS killed and enslaved thousands of Yazidis after seizing the northern town of Sinjar in 2014.

  • disqusW6sf

    Hey BBC any news of Christians from there?

    • Uncommunist

      They’re too busy to answer right now, building wooden crucifixion crosses to ship to ISIS ain’t easy for arseholes that have never worked a day in their pathetic lives..

  • John Boy

    Has the OIC or Muslim Brotherhood complained that it is islamophobic to take away their slaves?

  • But it’s disgusting to set them free.

    Justin said so.