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Kurdish families escape ISIS-held Bashiqa

By RÛDAW 15/2/2015
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – More than 30 Kurdish families used the cover of an ISIS religious crackdown to flee on foot from their homes in the town of Bashiqa.
 
A Nineveh police official said the families, which include many women and children, sought protection from Peshmerga forces stationed near the city of Duhok.
 
“The families had been forbidden by ISIS to evacuate the town of Bashiqa to the Kurdistan region or Baghdad. Women and children are among them and they all fled on foot,” he said.
 
According to the source, the families slipped out of the ISIS-held town when the militants ordered all residents to attend early morning prayers at local mosques.
 
“These families fled the town secretly and arrived at the Peshmerga frontlines. Later, they were then sent to Duhok governorate by the Peshmerga,” said the source.
 

Comments

 
bain | 15/2/2015
These people escaping were not soldiers or "infidels", IS are good at repeating their propaganda about how they only go after infidels or those who fight them. Incredibly enough there are still enough morons in the world who believe them and join there cause, for this reason the Kurdish media should make the most out of these incidences. Interview these civilian victims and let the public hear how it is to live under these murdering fanatics, let the public hear the horrors, show the interviews over and over again so that no one in Kurdistan can claim "they didn't know" how brutal IS really was.
Welcome To Kurdistan | 15/2/2015
Welcome to Kurdistan.
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