Over 400 Yezidi Abductees Expected to Be inside Syria's al-Hol Camp: Official
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Over 400 Yezidi Abductees Expected to Be inside Syria's al-Hol Camp: Official

ERBIL - More than 400 Yezidi abductees are believed to be inside Syria's al-Hol camp, an official said on Monday.

Hussein Qaidi, head of Kurdistan Region's Special Office for Yezidi Abductees Affairs, told BasNews that there still could be around 400 to 500 Yezidi women and children in the Syrian camp.

He noted that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) would not stop until all Yezidi abductees are found and rescued, some of whom are believed to have been moved to other countries.

The Islamic State (IS) attacked Sinjar in 2014 and kidnapped more than 6,000 Yezidis, including men, women, and children.

The militant group, in the meantime, killed hundreds of Yezidis in Sinjar.

The KRG, however, has so far been able to find and liberate over 3,000 individuals from the religious minority while efforts are underway to find the rest of the abductees.