Edition: English Asia Pacific Africa Europe | Español Français العربية Pусский | 中文简体 中文繁体
News Update > Video News

Iraqi forces airlift Yazidis from Sinjar mountain

CCTV.com

08-12-2014 15:18 BJT

Iraqi forces have airlifted minority Yazidis fleeing Islamic State militants from Sinjar mountain to Zakho, in the self-declared autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region.

Amateur footage obtained by the Associated Press showed Iraqi soldiers ushering men, women and children to safety in the northern Iraqi province of Dohuk.

Members of the Iraqi religious minority group have been trapped in northwest Iraq after fleeing from Sunni militants who seized Sinjar, near the Syrian border, last week. The Yazidis said the militants had given them the choice of converting to Islam or dying.

Follow us on

  • Please scan the QR Code to follow us on Instagram

  • Please scan the QR Code to follow us on Wechat

We Recommend

  • World Heritage China Part 29
  • Glamorous Indonesia Part 2
  • Along the Coast Part 41
  • Glamorous Indonesia Part 1
  • Dreams and the business reality
  • Philippines' beauty pageant obsession
  • China's love for basketball
  • Box office online
  • Jixi: Land of luminaries II