Report: Yazidis torch Muslim homes in revenge for ISIS genocide
Members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, which was brutally attacked by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, looted and burned Muslim homes in Sinjar after its recapture from the jihadists, witnesses said Sunday.
ISIS overran the northern town last year, targeting Yazidis – whose faith it considers heretical – in a campaign of massacres, enslavement and rape that the United Nations has described as a possible genocide.
Yazidis fleeing the ISIS onslaught in August 2014 told AFP that some of their Muslim neighbors enabled the attacks, identifying them for the jihadists.
Sinjar was recaptured from ISIS on Friday in a major operation led by forces from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region and backed by US-led airstrikes.
“Muslim houses were looted and burned,” especially those that had “Sunni” written on them after ISIS seized the town, said one witness, who declined to be named.
An AFP journalist saw houses in
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