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Yazidi Woman Pleads With US to Hold IS Accountable

The words of the young Yazidi woman echoed through the silent Senate hearing room, onlookers and grizzled lawmakers rapt in attention. Without hesitation, Nadia Murad told them how in August 2014, Islamic State fighters attacked Sinjar, killed her mother and six of her brothers in a single day, and ended life as she knew it. She was 19 years old. “I was raped and sold and was abused, but I was lucky,” she said through her interpreter. “Girls at the age of nine were raped, as...

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