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Iraq's Yazidis haunted by horrors they escaped on Mount Sinjar

By Reuters in Dohuk, Iraq ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-13 07:42:05

Exhausted and terrorized, many of the Yazidis of northern Iraq who straggled into the Kurdish town of Dohuk after escaping the Islamic State deathtrap of Mount Sinjar recalled the agony of leaving relatives exposed on the mountain.

Dakheel, 64, a shepherd who fled with family members into the rocky gullies above the sheep-grazing areas around Sinjar, left his 95-year-old mother when he set off on a grueling, risky walk to safety.

"I left my mother behind on the mountain in a cave. She said 'I want to stay here. Go, save yourselves'," Dakheel said.

Iraq's Yazidis haunted by horrors they escaped on Mount Sinjar

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