MESOPOTAMIA – Yazidis held captive by ISIL reunite with their families in Iraq

Aljazeera | March 2, 2019

A group of Yazidi women and children are reunited with their families in Iraq after five years in captivity at the hands of ISIL group fighters.

They hug and kiss relatives in emotional scenes that underscored their years-long ordeal and that of their devastated community.

Elated families met their loved ones at a rural truck stop on the road between Sinjar and Dohuk on Saturday, tossing candies in the air like confetti, the women ululating with joy.

The 18 returning children, aged 10 to 15, appeared weary and at times uneasy with the attention of the media and officials.