Ezidis of Shengal
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In August 2014, daesh's jihadists attacked mount Shengal in Iraq, frocing the Ezidis living there to flee there hometown and take shelter in the mountain. The men remaining were slaughtered and women and children enslaved. Ezidis were genocided under the pretext of their ancient religion. After the attack, some stayed at the top of the mountain, some others managed to flee to Syria and iraqi Kurdistan, help by syrian kurdish forces (YPG) and PKK forces. As they left everyhting behind them, they live in hard conditions. Families are split, some members being held by islamic state.
The city of Shengal was retaken in november 2015 after a long statu-quo because of kurdish political divisions. Mass graves were discovered.