IS posts pictures of Sinjar advance

A series of pictures from Islamic’s State recent assault on Sinjar Region in Iraq has now appeared on JustPast.it (some graphic images).  The rout of the small Peshmerga force apparently prompted the mass exodus of thousands Yazidis to leave their homes for the relative safety of the nearby mountains.

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The rout of the small Peshmerga force apparently prompted the mass exodus of thousands Yazidis to leave their homes for the relative safety of the nearby mountains. Another 35-50 thousand more are stuck, surrounded on all sides by the Islamic State – extremists who consider the Yazidis to be infidels, according to an Al-Jazeera report.

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Yazidis have already been threatened with summary execution if they don’t convert to Islam on the spot. This was during the same spat of fighting where ISIS captured Mosul Dam, Iraq’s biggest dam. As I write, a force of some 10,000 Peshmerga troops are fighting IS in Shingal in order to push the group out, after an arms shipment arrived from an unnamed country on Sunday.

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