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Yazidis caught in "political football" between Baghdad, Iraqi Kurds

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In 2014, more than 3,000 Yazidis were killed by Islamic State militants in a campaign described by the United Nations as genocidal

By Raya Jalabi

SINJAR, Iraq, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Since Iraqi forces pushed the Kurds out of the Yazidis' mountainous heartland of Sinjar in northern Iraq in October, residents are wondering what could happen to them next. Food and money are in short supply since aid organizations stopped delivery after Iraq's advance. Buildings collapsed in the fighting and of those still standing, many are marked with bullets and littered with IEDs. Water and electricity barely work.

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