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Two young Yezidi girls rescued in Mosul

By Rudaw 17/7/2017
Yezidi women demonstrate in Erbil in August 2015 in support of those still held by ISIS. Photo: Safin Hamed/AFP
Yezidi women demonstrate in Erbil in August 2015 in support of those still held by ISIS. Photo: Safin Hamed/AFP
DUHOK, Kurdistan Region – Two Yezidi girls were rescued in Mosul on Monday.
 
“One of them is 10 years of age and is from the village of Kocho, and the other one is 7 years old and is from the village of Ardan,” Amin Khalal from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s office for rescuing Yezidis, told Rudaw.

They are expected to reunite with their families today in the city of Duhok, he added. 

On Sunday, Nineveh police announced the rescue of a 6-year old girl in Mosul.

As of early July, figures from the Kurdistan Region show that some 3,050 Yezidis had been rescued from ISIS captivity since August 2014, of whom 1,622 are children. 

Some 3,400 are still believed to be under ISIS captivity.

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