ERBIL — With the help of Kurdish security forces, another Kurdish Yezidi woman was liberated from the grip of Islamic State (IS) on Friday, said an official.
Diyana Amin, 21, is now reunited with her family, but her mother, sister, and two brothers are still in IS captivity, said the acting director of Kurdistan Region’s office of Kurdish Yezidi Abductees' Affairs.
The official updated the figures of rescued Yezidis, revealing that 3,102 people from the religious minority are now freed from the insurgents.
After overrunning the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinjar back in August 2014, the IS militants kidnapped over 6,000 Yezidis after they killed a large number from the community in northern Iraq.
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has established a special office which works to locate and rescue the Yezidi abductees, and then provides them with the needed medial attention as most of them are found suffering from physical and psychological traumas.