SYRIA: Yezidi girl escapes captivity in Busirah

HASAKAH, Syria — On Monday, the Yezidi House in North and East Syria’s Gozarto (Jazira) Region received a Yezidi girl from the Internal Security Forces who managed to flee from captivity in the town of Al-Busirah, east of Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor).

An official of the Yezidi House, Mahmoud Rasho, stated that the 21-year-old girl is from the center of Shengal (Sinjar) in Iraq and arrived in Hasakah city earlier on Monday. Rasho also indicated that the girl suffers from serious psychological trauma and will soon meet with her relatives in Shengal.

According to the Yezidi House administrators, during the past year, they were able to find dozens of abducted children and women among the families of Islamic State (ISIS) members in Al-Hol Camp, east of Hasakah.

The Islamic State kidnapped more than 6,000 Yezidis during its attack on Shengal in 2014. The fates of hundreds of the abducted are still unknown.