Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar
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Iraq crisis: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by IS

Militants in northern Iraq have massacred at least 80 men from the Yazidi faith in a village and abducted women and children, reports say.

Islamic State (IS) fighters entered Kocho, 45km (30 miles) from Sinjar, on Friday afternoon, reportedly telling men to convert to Islam or die.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon said air strikes by American drones had destroyed two armed vehicles close Sinjar in the north of Iraq.

Jane-Frances Kelly reports.

  • 16 Aug 2014
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