Iraq's Yazidis flee to Syria
Iraq's Yazidis flee to Syria after days of being trapped by ISIS militants. (AFP/File)
Amid death threats and isolation by ISIS militants in northern Iraq, thousands of Iraq's Yazidis have fled to Syria, according to the AP. Syrian Kurdish officials have confirmed the border crossing of the group, who has been trapped on a mountaintop for several days.
Amid U.S. airstrikes and humanirarian airdrops, Kurdish troops have secured a safe passage for the religious minority to escape the country and the militants who are targeting them.
While many were able to flee, hundereds of Yazidi women remain trapped inside Mosul schools by ISIS militants, who acted after U.S. airstrikes took place on several artillery targets Friday.