Plight of the Yazidis

Islamic State militants capture Sinjar, prompting thousands from the Yazidi ethnic minority to flee. [34 photos total]

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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, ride a truck as they make their way towards the Syrian border, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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A displaced woman and child from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, rest as they make their way towards the Syrian border, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, ride on a truck as they make their way towards the Syrian border, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, jump onto a truck as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, re-enter Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk Province, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #
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A displaced woman and child from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, rest as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, ride a truck as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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A displaced child from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar town, rests as she makes her way, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, ride in the trunk of a car as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, get help from a member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units help displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, ride a donkey as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Members of the Kurdish Red Cresent help a displaced woman from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, ride a truck as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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A displaced child from minority the Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar town, carries a bottle of water as he makes his way to the Syrian border, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, ride a truck as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, August 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, re-enter Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #
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Displaced families from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, August 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #
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Displaced families from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, August 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #
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Displaced families from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, August 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #
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Members of the Kurdish Red Cresent help a displaced man from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, August 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #
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A still image shows Yazidis approaching bundles after the U.S. military airdrop of food and water near Sinjar, August 9, 2014. (REUTERS/U.S. Central Command/Handout) #
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A displaced woman and child from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, ride a truck and a donkey as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, August 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, August 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #
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Displaced families from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, August 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Ari Jalal) #

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