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Dungeon uncovered where ISIS imprisoned Yazidi women

By WITW Staff on December 17, 2015

Unsettling footage showing an underground prison where ISIS held Yazidi women captive has emerged out of northern Syria. Members of the Kurdish militia showed the dungeon-like space to Sky News in an area they’d recaptured. The video shows a series of manholes leading down into small, cramped cells buried under the desert. Drawings scrawled on the walls may have been left by the women trapped inside.  Thousands of Yazidis have been raped, kidnapped, and massacred by ISIS. The extremist group considers the Yazidi “devil worshippers” and has wreaked havoc on the religious minority, including waging a bloody onslaught that forced tens of thousands of Yazidis to flee to Mount Sinjar in north-west Iraq in 2014, sparking an international outcry.

Read the full story at the Independent.


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