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     Bazı fotoğraflar var ki, üzerine ne şiir ne yazı ne söz söylenebilecek kudrete sahip. Sadece bakılacak.. bakılacak ve yine uzun uzadıya bakılacak türden.
     
     Şengal’li Ezidi bir kadın, sevdiği, biriciği, umudu, geçmişi, geleceği tek sahip olduğu nişanlısı çatışmada şehit düşünce gövdesinin inceliğinden, o narin ve nazenin, her telinin içinde ayrı ayrı kalp çarptığı saçlarını iki örgü yapıp taa dibinden kesmiş ve mezar taşına iliştirmiş. Taşa adını yazacak kadar unutmadım, unutmayacağım seni der gibi.. 

Ey kadın, ey sonsuz yaşamın manası, saçlarının her telinde ayrı ayı yıldız var. Dilerim o yağız oğlan her gece saçlarına dudaklarını değdirir.

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IRAQ. Bashur (Southern Kurdistan). Near Shingal/Sinjar. March 2015. Women of the Shingal Resistance Unit on patrol in the Sinjar Mountains.

After training, they will join the guerrillas in the fight. Their commander told me that the biggest challenge they face had nothing to do with the training, but was more a psychological challenge. Even after the war is long over, one can only imagine the internal, irreparable damage done to an entire generation on every side of the conflict.

Photograph: Joey L.

Sinjar City


Sinjar, Iraq, a city turned to rubble after nearly one year of occupation under ISIS. This was a site of mass executions, where an estimated 5,000 Yazidis lost their lives and countless women were forced into sexual slavery. After being liberated by Kurdish militias and US air strikes, a network of underground tunnels is all that remains intact beneath this once thriving urban center. 


Sinjar, Iraqi Kurdistan © Diego Cupolo 2016

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IRAQ. Bashur (Southern Kurdistan). Shingal/Sinjar. March 2015. Women of the Shingal Resistance Unit: Berxwedan, Evrim and Amara.

After training, they will join the guerrillas in the fight. Their commander told me that the biggest challenge they face had nothing to do with the training, but was more a psychological challenge. Even after the war is long over, one can only imagine the internal, irreparable damage done to an entire generation on every side of the conflict.

Photograph: Joey L.

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Les corps de 80 Yézidis (femmes & enfants pour la plupart) trouvés dans un nouveau charnier près de Badosh. Via @Ezidi2. Photos AFP.

Lors de l'attaque de la région de Shingal, le 3 août 2014, et les jours qui ont suivi, plus de 5000 Yézidis ont été tués par les terroristes de Daesh, l’Etat islamique autoproclamé. En outre, 5000 à 7000 personnes, essentiellement des femmes et des enfants, ont été enlevés et contraints à l'esclavage. 

Fin avril 2015, le gouvernement de la région autonome du Kurdistan indiquait que 974 Yézidis (dont 513 femmes et 304 enfants) s’étaient échappés ou avaient été libérés lors d’opérations kurdes dans la région de Shingal, depuis début août 2014. L’ONU estimait alors que dans les 3000 Yézidis étaient encore retenus en captivité.

Dans une interview accordée à Rudaw le 13 mai, Massoud Barzani, le président de la région autonome, révélait que les agents du KRG “ont été en mesure de libérer 1.200 femmes et enfants jusqu'à présent”, certains ayant été rachetés. Enfin, le 16 mai, un article de la Tribune de Genève nous apprenait que le gouvernement régional du Kurdistan aurait déboursé plus de 3,5 millions de dollars pour ces opérations d'exfiltration ainsi que pour le suivi psychologique et médical des victimes exfiltrées. 


80 Ezidi dead body (most of them are Children & Women) found in a new mass grave near Badosh.

During the attack the Shingal region, August 3, 2014, and the days that followed, more than 5,000 Yezidis were killed by terrorists Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic state. In addition, from 5000 to 7000 people, mostly women and children, have been abducted and forced into slavery.

In late April 2015, the government of the Kurdistan autonomous region indicated that 974 Yazidis (including 513 women and 304 children) had escaped or were released during operations in the Shingal region bu Kurdish forces since early August 2014. The UN was estimated that in 3000 Yezidis were still held captive.

In an interview with Rudaw, May 13, Massoud Barzani, the president of the autonomous region, revealed that agents of the KRG “were able to free 1,200 women and children so far,” some of which were redeemed. Finally, on May 16, an article in the Tribune de Genève informed us that the Kurdistan Regional Government has disbursed more than $ 3.5 million for these exfiltration operations as well as psychological and medical care for victims exfiltrated.

IRAQ. Bashur (Southern Kurdistan). Nineveh governorate. Shingal/Sinjar. November 15, 2015. The wreckage of a car remains along Highway 47 at the western entrance to Sinjar as smoke from burning houses can be seen in the distance, days after Kurdish forces re-took the city from the Islamic State.

Photograph: Moises Saman/Magnum Photos

Kurdî:
Azadî? Le kiwe azadî, ke firmêskî mindalî Êzîdî dekewête ser ‘erzî cîhanî be nawî ayîn û sîyasî?
Ta key em dinyaye çawî daxrawe bo komelkujî û paktawî?
Yan le fikirman deken wek kîmyabaranî Serdeşt le Rojhelatî?

Wa nabî, bo hemû penaberî Kurd, qet tenya nîn, ême le geltanîn
Le Şingal ta Rojava, Kobanî.
Le hemû gund û şar û şaxekan. Her bijî pêşmergey qareman
Yan Kurdistan yan neman!

English:
Freedom? Where is freedom, when the tears of a Yezidi child hits the ground in the name of religion and politics?
How long will the world keep its eyes shut to genocides?
Or will we be forgotten like the chemical attacks on Serdesht?

This cannot be, to all the Kurdish refugees, you are never alone, we are with you.
From Shingal to Rojava, Kobani.
From every town, city and mountain. Long live our heroes, Peshmerge.
Either Kurdistan or nothing!

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Nejla, a 11 years old Yezidi Girl in Shingal knows the handling of a Weapon. Last year, ISIS Terrorists raided the City, massacred at least 5000 Yezidis and enslaved around 7000 Yezidi Women & Children. It’s no secret that the Terrorists raped Little Girls the same Age as her - even younger. Back then. the Yezidis were defenseless, both the Iraqi army as well as the Peshmerga fled from the City. Through the help of the PKK & YPG the Yezidis have now their own Protection Units. These Train & arm their People so that they’ll never again be without defense.