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21 Yazidis, freed from ISIS in Syria, return back to Iraq: Interior Ministry


Twenty-one Yazidi people, recently freed from ISIS in Syria, have returned back to their home region in Iraq's northern Nineveh Province, the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced.

In a statement on Saturday, the ministry said that the border security forces allowed the entrance of 21 Yazidis who were kidnapped by ISIS.

15 women and six children, according to the statement, were received through the al-Fao crossing in Sinjar, located on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

The statement came hours after the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the territorial collapse of ISIS in Syria, following the liberation of the group's last small patch of land in the village of Baghouz, near the Iraqi border and on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

Last Modified: Sunday، 24 March 2019 02:47 PM