Iraqi Yazidis stranded on isolated mountaintop begin to die of thirst


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BAGHDAD — Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slaughter at the hands of the encircled Sunni extremists or sit tight and risk dying of thirst.

Humanitarian agencies said Tuesday that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped on Mount Sinjar since being driven out of surrounding villages and the town of Sinjar two days earlier. But the mountain that had looked like a refuge is becoming a graveyard for their children.

Unable to dig deep into the rocky mountainside, displaced families said they have buried young and elderly victims of the harsh conditions in shallow graves, their bodies covered with stones. Iraqi government planes attempted to airdrop bottled water to the mountain on Monday night but reached few of those marooned.

washingtonpost.com/world/iraqi-yazidis-stranded-on-isolated-mountaintop-begin-to-die-of-thirst/2014/08/05/57cca985-3396-41bd-8163-7a52e5e72064_story.html


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Time for some airdrops.


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Please, Jesus hear our plea for those stranded in the mountains, provide them with the water they need. Help them flee from the enemy into the safety of your arms!! Amen!


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Praying for thier safety & well being.


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Yazidi Member of Iraqi Parliament collapses in tears after calling upon World to Rescue the Yazidis

Since June, when extremist fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham captured Mosul, they’ve been on the outskirts of Sinjar, facing off against a small number of Kurdish peshmerga militiamen. ISIS regards Yazidis as devil worshippers, and its fighters have been executing Yazidi men who won’t convert to Islam on the spot, taking away the women as jihadi brides.

In one day, the ISIS killed more than two thousand Yazidi in Sinjar.

Yazidi Member of Iraqi Parliament “Fiyan Dakheel” (of the Kurdistan Alliance) collapsed in tears after calling upon Humanity to rescue the Yazidis from Genocide. The Iraqi Parliament came together on 5 August 2014 to discuss the latest developments inside Iraq.

(click on the screenshot below to go to the video. Very compelling)

i.imgur.com/lRyZYYq.png


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I just read about the plight of these people today. Why is the world standing by letting these rebels terrorize these different religious sects in Iraq and Syria.

I pray they can get food and water to these people stranded on the mountain soon. May God be with them.


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