‘Mijn vrienden zijn nu in de hemel’ Kindsoldaten van IS

Publicatie: Groene Amsterdammer Honderden jezidi-jongens werden door IS getraind om voor de terreurgroep te strijden of om zelfmoordaanslagen te plegen. Sommigen wisten te ontsnappen. Zij leven nu in opvangkampen in Noord-Irak, waar de hulp grotendeels ontbreekt. SNEAKERS, EEN T-SHIRT en een modern kapsel. Op het eerste…

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Yazidi boys forced to fight for IS still need psychological help

Publication: Al-Monitor  DAHUK, Iraqi Kurdistan — Majdal, a 14-year-old Yazidi teenager wearing a T-shirt, jeans and sneakers, looks like an ordinary boy but does not feel like one anymore. His childhood was destroyed when the Islamic State (IS) invaded his hometown Kocho in August 2014. Like other Yazidis, Majdal was separated from his mother…

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The Yazidi men left behind: ‘ISIL destroyed us’

Publication: Al Jazeera Duhok, Iraq – Salem Khalaf, a 63-year-old tractor driver, vividly recalls the day in August 2014 when ISIL fighters attacked the Sinjar region. Upon hearing that the group was drawing near and that security forces had fled, Khalaf and other Yazidi men sent their families away, while…

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