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15 Harrowing Photos Of Iraq's Yazidi Fleeing The Advance Of ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi walked miles to find refuge as the militant group expanded its reach.

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An estimated 40,000 Yazidi fled to Sinjar Mountain after ISIS captured their towns on Aug 3. ISIS fighters besieged the mountain, and the stranded Yazidi started to die from starvation and dehydration.

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The Yazidi are one of many minority Kurdish and religious groups displaced by ISIS's violence. Iraqi Christians in the north have also been forced to flee.

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