Over 200 Yazidis released by Daesh in Kirkuk
Yazidi people have been subjected to torture and murder since Daesh seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File)
Daesh has released more than 200 Yazidis in southern Iraq’s Kirkuk province, sources told The Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.
The victims, which included children and the elderly were released in southern Kirkuk's Meryembeg area. People with severe injuries were taken to hospitals in Kirkuk for treatment, the sources added.
Daesh had previously released 198 Yazidis in Kirkuk in January.
In 2014, Daesh had captured a large number of Yazidis in Sinjar, including women who were then allegedly subjected to slavery in the northern Iraqi province of Ninawah.