Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

8/14/2014 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Religious minority trapped on Mount Sinjar as Islamic State continues ruthless campaign

Some have escaped - but with the survivors come horror stories. Members of the Yazidi religious sect, persecuted by Islamist State and left stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq now say that children are being forced to drink THEIR PARENTS BLOOD in order to survive.

Some Yazidis have been forced to pay smugglers their life savings to ferry them through minefields across the border into Turkey.

Some Yazidis have been forced to pay smugglers their life savings to ferry them through minefields across the border into Turkey.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/14/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Yazidis, Mount Sinjar, escape, refugees, thirst


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Details have begun to emerge after some 8,000 Yazidis were able to escape down Mount Sinjar. These Yazidi refugees have made it to relative safety at a camp in Dohuk Province in Kurdistan. There are countless horrific stories of the 30,000 who have been left behind.

Displaced Yazidis are clawing for food and drink to stay alive in the desert, with children allegedl

Displaced Yazidis are clawing for food and drink to stay alive in the desert, with children allegedly drinking their parents' blood.


"One man has just told us how he saw four children die of thirst," Sky News correspondent Sherine Tadros at the refugee camp says. "There was nowhere to bury them on the mountain so they just put rocks on their bodies.

SAVE Iraqi Christians from Genocide --

Those fleeing have made it to relative safety at a camp in Dohuk Province in Kurdistan, where they h

Those fleeing have made it to relative safety at a camp in Dohuk Province in Kurdistan, where they have told horrific stories of the 30,000 left behind.


"Another man was saying the children were so thirsty, their parents started cutting their own hands and giving them blood to drink."

Other families have also made it across the border after trekking for hundreds of kilometers through sweltering temperatures to safety. Survivors are being given food, water and medical treatment at shelters in Turkey and Syria after being driven out of their town by IS.

Hundreds of other families have also made it across the border after trekking for hundreds of kilome

Hundreds of other families have also made it across the border after trekking for hundreds of kilometers through sweltering temperatures to safety.


Some have been forced to pay smugglers their life savings to ferry them through minefields across the border into Turkey.

There have been many several treks to freedom the Yazidi community has taken after they were sent scattering to the wind following the insurgency, which has trapped around 30,000 other souls on Sinjar Mountain with no food or water.

They are being given food, water and medical treatment at shelters in Turkey and Syria after being d

They are being given food, water and medical treatment at shelters in Turkey and Syria after being driven out of their town by ISIS more than a week ago.


Around 2,000 Yazidis have made it to a refugee camp in Derabon, a small village near Zakho on the Iraqi Kurdistan-Turkey border.

Without passports, many are having to sit tight and hope the uprising is crushed or pay smugglers to help them avoid the official border crossing at Habur.

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community look for clothes to wear among items provided by a charit

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community look for clothes to wear among items provided by a charity organisation at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria.


There is one story that has emerged that how shown family love - and sacrifice in the face of adversity. One Yazidi mother told how she and her three young children waded through the Tigris River and had to tip-toe her way through a minefield to climb through a barbed-wire fence to make it into Turkey.

Syrian Kurdish fighters battled Islamic State militants to carve an escape route to tens of thousand

Syrian Kurdish fighters battled Islamic State militants to carve an escape route to tens of thousands trapped on a mountain top.


Half-way through the five-hour journey, she said the smuggler wanted her children to leave her behind because she was too slow - so her children chose to carry her instead.

"My sons gathered around me and they refused. We were not afraid of dying there. We were afraid of dying at the hands of the Islamic State," she says.

Save Iraqi Christians from genocide!

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for May 2016
Universal:
Respect for Women: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
Evangelization: Holy Rosary: That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.



Comments


More Middle East

'Our warriors are everywhere': ISIS uses CHILDREN to threaten Europe Watch

Image of Brainwashed children train to be the next generation of terrorists (ISIS video).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

ISIS released a threatening video as a warning to Europeans, in which they promised the attacks have only just begun. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The threat is one of many that ISIS has released over the years - but what makes this one especially chilling is ... continue reading


You won't believe how ISIS INCREASES brutal attacks across Iraq and Syria Watch

Image of ISIS continues its rampage across the Middle East (Reuters).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A car bomb and two smaller blasts exploded in Baghdad, killing at least fourteen adults and children. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Daily Mail, the largest bomb was planted in a parked car.When it detonated, eleven people were killed and at least ... continue reading


'Forgive them': ISIS' brutal and raw torture shared with the world (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Watch

Image of Stories of ISIS brutality travel around the world (ISIS propaganda film).

By Matt Hadro (CNA)

The stories were graphic, brutal and raw. New York City, N.Y. (CNA) - One account told of a couple whose children had been captured by ISIS militants. When they answered their door one day, they found a plastic bag on their doorstep. It contained the body parts of ... continue reading


Mad Max style missile strike destroys ISIS suicide bomb truck Watch

Image of ISIS suicide truck destroyed (Youtube).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Footage captured Kurdish fighters destroying a Mad Max-like scrapyard ISIS suicide bomber truck in Syria in an amazing missile explosion. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The footage caught an ISIS suicide bomber truck driving along a dirt road when suddenly a ... continue reading


Deadly tension erupts in Iraq - but DOESN'T involve ISIS? Watch

Image of Religious-fueled fighting has been breaking out among areas free of ISIS.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Fighting in Iraq leads to 12 dead - but ISIS had nothing to do with the gunfire. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - News of ISIS-related acts of terror including bombings, rape and even threatening social media have splashed headlines for quite a while, but what else ... continue reading


Documents reveal who is buying the most ISIS oil - and you won't guess who it is! Watch

Image of ISIS relies on oil sales to fund its operations. Just who is buying all the oil is surprising.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Wall Street Journal has published their report on documents released by the U.S. government detailing the raid that killed ISIS's top money man. Abu Sayyaf was the official oil man for ISIS, generating over a million dollars a day for the terror organization, even ... continue reading


Saudi Arabia's $10 billion gambit isn't for friendly purposes Watch

Image of Obama is eager to appease the Saudis, but this may not be in the best interest of the American people.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Saudi Arabia is taking out a $10 billion loan to offset losses caused by collapsed oil prices, a condition the conservative Islamic monarchy has created for itself. Saudi Arabia is beginning to consider changes to its economy that will shift the nation away from oil. ... continue reading


How is the U.S. going to help Christians in danger of genocide? Watch

Image of Christians are in danger of genocide in the Middle East (America).

By Matt Hadro (CNA/EWTN News)

Now that the U.S. has declared that the Islamic State is waging genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, what will be done to help the victims move forward? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - That was the question at an April 19 congressionalWill the ... continue reading


ISIS brutally butchers 250 women for refusing to become sex slaves Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Two-hundred and fifty women have been brutally slaughtered by the Islamic State for refusing to become sex slaves to the terrorists. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - After refusing to accept the "temporary marriages" and the "sexual jihad" being forced on them the ... continue reading


'I wish it was me not you,' Mother mourns over daughter's lifeless body Watch

Image of Syrian mother grieves for her daughter, who was killed during an air strike in Aleppo (barry Newsa/YouTube).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Air strikes in Syria continue to eat away at the ISIS population - but they have been destroying civilian lives as well. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - A mother recently lost her daughter in a missile strike of Aleppo, Syria.The woman was recorded crying and ... continue reading


All Middle East News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Bl. Edward Jones: Saint of the Day for Friday, May 06, 2016
  • St. Thomas HD Video
  • Man seeks bizarre RESTRAINING ORDER against God
  • Arising from Sleep HD Video
  • Pope Francis to EU: 'tear down the walls'
  • Daily Readings for Friday, May 06, 2016
  • Ever been depressed? Say goodbye to your Second Amendment

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 18:9-18
9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision, 'Be fearless; speak out ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
2 For Yahweh, the Most High, is glorious, the great king over all the ... Read More

Gospel, John 16:20-23
20 'In all truth I tell you, you will be weeping and wailing while the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for May 6th, 2016 Image

Bl. Edward Jones
May 6: Blessed Edward Jones and Anthony Middleton, ... Read More