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  • Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq

    October 13, 2014 | 10:12 am

    The Islamic State group said it enslaved families from the minority Yazidi sect after overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq, in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of war.

    In an article in its English-language online...

  • Yazidi toddler undergoes heart surgery in Israel

    August 13, 2014 | 4:10 pm

    The 17-month-old, Wisam, and his father arrived in Israel in June in advance of the surgery, which was performed Sunday. Wisam was born with congenital heart disease.

    Wisam’s family — including his mother and two newborn twins — is among the 200,000 Yazidi families besieged by...