Islamic State militants 'massacre' 80 Yazidis in Iraq

Baghdad - Islamic State militants "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in the country's north, a Yazidi lawmaker and two Kurdish officials said on Friday.

"They arrived in vehicles and they started their killing this afternoon," senior Kurdish official Hoshiyar Zebari told Reuters. "We believe it's because of their creed: convert or be killed."

A Yazidi lawmaker and another senior Kurdish official also said the killings had taken place and that the women of the village were kidnapped.

- Reuters
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James Andrew Holeson 2014-08-16 07:53:22 AM
And right on cue! Islamic extremists have started their genocide!
Jacob Zumaasak 2014-08-16 07:54:01 AM
Will the Muslims March for this?
Paulson Meziri 2014-08-16 08:10:11 AM
Is Tutu & Malema going to lead a protest against this massacre ???????
Viman Singh 2014-08-16 08:19:43 AM
Viman Singh 2014-08-16 08:21:58 AM
Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu is jumping up and down over palestine deaths. He aint jumping about this. I think Mr Tutu is only I interested in the publicity.
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-16 08:24:05 AM
This is wrong
dfgdg.ytrdfgbfdg 2014-08-16 08:25:51 AM
I want to see any Muslim speak up about this...
Leon E Young 2014-08-16 08:26:02 AM
And when wil the ANC condemn these militants like they did with Israel?
Dan Retter 2014-08-16 08:29:13 AM
Is this also Israel's fault, or will Islamic fundamentalism get the blame for a change?
Lodewyk Fred 2014-08-16 08:44:01 AM
Peace be upon him....and apparently no other soul in this whole world.