In 2014, ISIS unleashed a deadly rampage in Iraq and forced thousands of Yazidis to flee for their lives into Sinjar Mountain. Sadly, thousands didn’t make it and were mercilessly gunned down.
Over a year later, the wreckage left behind by ISIS was still visible on the side of the mountain, where burnt out cars and kids toys and clothes could be seen strewn about, from innocent families who met their demise at the hands of mad men.
Remains of Yazidis Genocide by ISIS at Sinjar Roads after more than one year.Photo: Younes MohammadThe Blaze
Many still remain in IDP camps because the city was destroyed by ISIS and the efforts to eradicate them from the village. Now, tragically, it looks as if the Yazidis are under threat once again.
FBR‘s David Eubank, a Christian missionary who has spent considerable time on the frontline against ISIS helping provide medical aid to the wounded and to civilians caught in the middle, says the situation is once again deteriorating.
“They (Yazidis) suffered greatly under ISIS and have had massacres in their history and so feel very insecure about their survival,” Eubank said. “In Sinjar earlier this week, an Iraqi Shiite militia called Katiab Imam Ali blocked three routes out of the city: the Tel Afar route to the east, the Ba’aj route to the south and west, and another route to the southeast. The militia has demanded Yezidi groups to give up their weapons and have threatened them if they don’t.”
“There are some 4,000 families in Sinjar who are afraid and ready to run. The Yezidi forces are preparing on both side of the mountain, including the northern Shefardin side, and have told the families they will protect them and encouraged them to stay,” he explained.
It’s tragic to imagine these long suffering people are on the verge of going through this again so close to nearly being wiped off the face of the earth by a group of deranged terrorists.
“Our friends in the Iraqi Army are trying to help in the situation. Now, there are talks between the different groups. Edo, our friend and one of the leaders of the Yezidi forces, says, ‘Please tell American generals to help us.’”
Eubanks urged Americans to pray for a good outcome. The Yazidi have already seen their families decimated, murdered, raped and tortured. Children have witnessed horrors most people won’t ever see in a lifetime – combined.
“I feel the most important thing is to pray for understanding and reconciliation on all sides,” Eubank said. We believe that God works through prayer and ask for His help in this.”