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December 20, 2014

HOT BLAST: Who are the Yazidis, and why should we care?

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Posted: Friday, August 8, 2014 1:29 pm | Updated: 1:40 pm, Fri Aug 8, 2014.

President Obama's decision to use airstrikes against ISIS in northern Iraq has forced this question onto Americans: Who are the Yazidis?

This story, from the data-research site Vox.com, explains in great detail the history of this religious minority and why ISIS wants to cause it so much harm.

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