From the AFP:
Yazidis fleeing a jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq say neighbours took up arms alongside their attackers, informing on members of the religious minority and helping the militants take over.
“The (non-Iraqi) jihadists were Afghans, Bosnians, Arabs and even Americans and British fighters,” said Sabah Hajji Hassan, a 68-year-old Yazidi who managed to flee the bloody offensive by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.
“But the worst killings came from the people living among us, our (Sunni) Muslim neighbours.”
“The Metwet, Khawata and Kejala tribes – they were all our neighbours. But they joined the IS, took heavy weapons from them, and informed on who was Yazidi and who was not. Our neighbours made the IS takeover possible,” the distraught white-bearded Hassan said.
How horrible to be turned on by a neighbor.
Also from this article:
“The Sunni tribes in our area were given a choice by the IS: either they collaborate or they get killed. So they joined them,” said Mahmud Haidar, a 24-year-old Yazidi who managed to flee.