ISIL fighters in Iraq have released around 200 captives from the minority Yazidi community.

They were transported from Nineveh province to Kurdish-held territory.

It is not as yet clear why they were released, but many are elderly people. Almost 4,000 Yazidis - almost half of whom are women - are still believed to be still held by ISIL. They are viewed as "spoils of war" - to be used, bought and sold.

Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Source: Al Jazeera