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Iraq's Only Yazidi Lawmaker Seeks US Help

Islamic State militants declare most people in their path infidels, but seem to reserve a special wrath for those of the Yazidi faith. In their advance across Iraq, IS fighters have summarily shot and killed Yazidi men, kidnapped women and girls, and boasted of selling them as slaves. Recent IS guidelines detail the types of sexual and other assault to which slaves may be subjected. Yazidis are ethnic Kurds whose ancient, monotheistic religion has links to Zoroastrianism. Vian...

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