Babire, northern Iraq – According to information we have received from our correspondents in Kurdistan, terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) have begun to attack Yezidis in the district of Sheikhan, located in northern Iraq.
Out of fear another thousands Yezidis are currently on the run. Villages such as Babire are completely abandoned. Due to a lack of sophisticated weapons Peshmerga fighters were inferior to IS terrorists and ceased the combat operations. The Yezidi residents fled to Sharya and Duhok.
Meanwhile the IS has announced to dispel all Yezidis from Shingal and Sheikhan until tonight. This morning the terrorists managed to attack the Yezidis´ main settlement area Shingal and take over large parts of the region. Thousands Yezidis are currently seeking shelter in the mountains.