Yazidis freed by Islamic State enjoy bittersweet homecoming

January 20, 2015 12:22 PM

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Yazidis freed by Islamic State enjoy bittersweet homecoming

LALESH, Iraq (Reuters) - The Yazidi family mourned her death, assuming she had been killed by Islamic State militants or exposure to the blistering summer sun in northwest Iraq, but 15-year-old Suad Shaker Qassem was still alive.

Over the weekend, she was released along with around 200 elderly, disabled and infirm Yazidis after five months in Islamic State captivity.

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