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Three years since Islamic State attack, Yazidi wounds still open

By Reuters
04 August 2017   |   11:34 am
Iraq's Yazidis marked three years since Islamic State launched what the United Nations said was a genocidal campaign against them on Thursday, but their ordeal is far from over despite the ouster of the jihadist fighters.

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