Yazidis return to Iraqi villages after militants routed, searching for lost loved ones

December 24, 2014 7:00 AM

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Yazidis return to Iraqi villages after militants routed, searching for lost loved ones

In this Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 photo, an identification card lies in the dirt in Hardan village in northern Iraq. A handful of Yazidis who fled this tiny northern Iraqi hamlet when Islamic State militants overran it in August have returned after Kurdish fighters drove out the extremists in recent days. They want to learn the fate of hundreds of missing relatives and neighbors and they fear they know where they are: Four mounds of freshly dug dirt in nearby fields they believe are graves. (AP Photo/Dalton Bennett) (The Associated Press)

In this Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 photo, Kurdish Peshmerga forces inspect a site in Hardan village in northern Iraq, where Islamic State group fighters allegedly executed people from the Yazidi sect captured when they swept through the area in August. The Yazidis want to learn the fate of hundreds of mi...

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