Released Yazidis in a room with medical staff
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Elderly Yazidis released by IS militants in Iraq

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has freed at least 200 members of the Yazidi religious community in northern Iraq.

The group of mainly elderly Yazidis crossed out of IS-controlled territory and were received by Kurdish officials near the city of Kirkuk.

It is not yet clear why militants released them, as Yolande Knell reports.

  • 18 Jan 2015
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