ISIS releases 200 captive Yazidis in Iraq

January 18, 2015 12:50 PM

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ISIS releases 200 captive Yazidis in Iraq

BAGHDAD – The Islamic State group released about 200 Yazidis held for five months in Iraq, mostly elderly, infirm captives who likely slowed the extremists down, Kurdish military officials said Sunday.

Almost all of the freed prisoners are in poor health and bore signs of abuse and neglect. Three were young children. The former captives were being questioned and receiving medical treatment on Sunday in the town of Alton Kupri.

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