Iraq's besieged Yazidi minority cry for help

Threatened by the Islamic State group, the religious group appeals to western countries for a safe haven.

    Iraq's Yazidi minority is asking the US and Europe for a safe haven and protection from Islamic State fighters.

    Their ancient religion began in northern Iraq and now numbers less than 400,000.

    Yazidis have been the target of what the United Nations believes can be classified as attempted genocide.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Lalish in northern Iraq.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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