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Ya·zi·di

 (yä′zĭ-dē′)
n.
See Yezidi.
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Baghdad / NINA / - Yazidi website announced that the Yazidi Organization for Documentation and in cooperation with the Directorate of Sinjar Police found a mass grave belonging to the Yazidis in the center of the west of Nineveh province in northern Iraq.
"Thanks to help and support from around the world, the Yazidis and Assyrians survived.
These attacks resulted in the massacre of Yazidi men, women and children; the enslavement of nearly 7,000 Yazidis; and displacement of more than 400,000 to camps in northern Iraq.
Along with thousands of Yazidis, an ethno-religious minority abused and killed by Isis for being non-believers, she was caught up in the genocide in Sinjar, northern Iraq in 2014.
Along with thousands of Yazidis, an ethno-religious minority abused and killed by IS for being non-believers, she was caught up in the IS genocide in Sinjar, northern Iraq in 2014.
The mum of two is the UK secretary of Yazda - a charity set up to help the Yazidis in the aftermath of the genocide - and met the woman during her first visit to Dohuk in northern Iraq in April.
After the wildfires ignited in the crop fields of Sinjar, a region mainly inhabited by the Yazidis, it quickly extended to the mass graves of the Yazidis killed in what became known as the ISIS genocide in August 2014, in which more than 5000 Yazidis were brutally killed and thousands kidnapped and enslaved by ISIS militants.
Hedil says: 'We, the Yazidis, became doves; doves without wings.'
Nadia Murad, who became the face of a global campaign to free the Yazidis, was Friday named as a winner of the 2018 prize alongside Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Murad said she was "honored and humbled" by the award which she would share with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds and other persecuted minorities as well as victims of sexual violence.
Sometimes referred to as the original ethnic Kurds, Yazidis are a religious group in Kurdistan.