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Yazidi Women, Children Freed in IS Prisoner Exchange

Fifty-one Yazidi women and children were released this week by Islamic State (IS) after a prisoner exchange by Kurdish forces in Syria, reports and local activists said. The  former IS prisoners were returned home to the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq where they were kidnapped by militants nearly 19 months ago, ex-prisoners told a Kurdish news agency, Roj News. “I have talked to some of them yesterday,” said Dawud Sheik Kalo, a Yazidi fighter near the Sinjar area. “There are in...

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