YAZIDI MASSACRED BY ISLAMIC STATE
The Islamic State – a terrorist group previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – is reportedly responsible for a massacre of at least 90 Yazidi in northern Iraq. The revelation comes a day after the Obama Administration took a rescue mission off the table.
According to a report by FoxNews.com, American aircraft carried out air strikes after the massacre was reported. The Islamic State terrorists also reportedly captured a number of women. It has not been unusual for Islamist groups to kidnap women for purposes of either selling them into slavery or to marry them off to jihadi fighters.
The massacre may not have been the only one. The FoxNews.com reports said that senior Iraqi official told Reuters, “We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar.”
The Islamic State has ordered Christians and other religious minorities to either convert to Islam, flee their homes, or die.