Yezidi woman freed from ISIS captivity in North and East Syria in joint security operation

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — During a joint intelligence operation carried out the security agencies of North and East Syria, a twenty-one-year-old Yezidi woman was freed from Islamic State (ISIS) captivity. She was returned to her family in Shengal (Sinjar) in Nineveh Governorate in Iraq.

The young woman was being held by extremist families since her abduction as a girl from Shengal.

Another captive Yezidi girl was freed from captivity in Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor) in late-July.

To date, 409 Yezidis, mostly children and women, have been liberated. Some 1,800 Yazidis are still missing.

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