5,000 #Yazidi people rescued from #Sinjar mountain range in #Iraq

5000rescuedAn estimated 5,000 people have been rescued from the Sinjar mountain range in Iraq after Kurdish forces secured a 10 kilometre ‘safe corridor’.

Since the start of US air strikes against the military positions of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) on Friday, Peshmerga forces opened a safe corridor for the Yezidi families to reach the Kurdistan Region through Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan), where the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) are in charge, reports RUDAW, the Kurdish media network.

People were transported by donkey, in diggers, tractors, and any vehicle available, while others walked out under the protection of Kurdish forces.

The evacuation effort is continuing as Peshmerga forces on the mountain are helping people reach vehicles ready to take them to safety, but an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 (although their numbers could be much higher) are still in danger from the climate and Isis forces.

One rescued woman told RUDAW that she and her children had been without food or water for five days. A teenage girl said “We heard that ISIS was coming and so people ran in every direction,” she said. “That is all we heard – ‘ISIS is coming.’”

Rescued people were taken to Duhok where 100 volunteer doctors from various minorities in the region are treating sick refugees and injured Perhmarga fighters.

The plight of the Yazidi people in Iraq continues as Isis forces threated to execute 300 families they have surrounded in the north of the country.

In Mosul, Isis said they have ‘vicious plans’ for hundreds of women they kidnapped on Friday.

The U.S. is continuing air strikes against the Isis barbarians, mainly targeting artillery installation and vehicles using a mix of fighter aircraft and drones.

So far, the British military have only been involved in dropping humanitarian aid to people hiding in the mountains.

France has also agreed to provide humanitarian assistance.


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