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For Yazidis, Baghdadi's death 'doesn't feel like justice yet'

Updated : 2019-10-30 17:47:59

For thousands of Yazidi's Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death will mean nothing unless the Islamic State militants who committed atrocities against them are brought to justice.

Displaced people from the Yazidi religious minority buy vegetables at the Sharya camp, in Duhok. Inspired by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's edicts to enslave and slaughter Yazidis, who IS regard as infidels, his followers shot, beheaded and kidnapped thousands in a rampage which the United Nations called a genocidal campaign against them. REUTERS/Ari Jalal.
Displaced people from the Yazidi religious minority buy vegetables at the Sharya camp, in Duhok. Inspired by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's edicts to enslave and slaughter Yazidis, who IS regard as infidels, his followers shot, beheaded and kidnapped thousands in a rampage which the United Nations called a genocidal campaign against them. REUTERS/Ari Jalal.
Displaced people from the Yazidi minority religion are seen at the Sharya camp, in Duhok. For thousands of Yazidi's Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death will mean nothing unless the Islamic State militants who committed atrocities against them are brought to justice.REUTERS/Ari Jalal
Displaced people from the Yazidi minority religion are seen at the Sharya camp, in Duhok. For thousands of Yazidi's Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death will mean nothing unless the Islamic State militants who committed atrocities against them are brought to justice.REUTERS/Ari Jalal
Displaced people from the Yazidi religious minority are seen at the Sharya camp. The ISIS militants enslaved thousands of women and children belonging to the community. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
Displaced people from the Yazidi religious minority are seen at the Sharya camp. The ISIS militants enslaved thousands of women and children belonging to the community. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
Yazidi displaced students from the minority Yazidi sect walk at the Sharya camp, in Duhok. Thousands of men are being tried in Iraqi courts for their ties to IS. Iraq has so far not allowed victims to testify in court, something community leaders and human rights groups say would go a long way in the healing process. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
Yazidi displaced students from the minority Yazidi sect walk at the Sharya camp, in Duhok. Thousands of men are being tried in Iraqi courts for their ties to IS. Iraq has so far not allowed victims to testify in court, something community leaders and human rights groups say would go a long way in the healing process. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
For some of the nearly 17,000 Yazidis at the Sharya camp, Baghdadi's death was the first step in the long journey towards justice. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
For some of the nearly 17,000 Yazidis at the Sharya camp, Baghdadi's death was the first step in the long journey towards justice. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
A Yazidi displaced man from the minority Yazidi sect poses at the vegetable and fruit shop at the Sharya camp. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
A Yazidi displaced man from the minority Yazidi sect poses at the vegetable and fruit shop at the Sharya camp. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
Yazidi displaced students from the minority Yazidi sect walk at the Sharya camp. The prospect of going home to Sinjar in northern Iraq is not an option for many as the city still lies in ruin four years after the IS onslaught, and suspicion runs deep in the ethnically mixed area. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
Yazidi displaced students from the minority Yazidi sect walk at the Sharya camp. The prospect of going home to Sinjar in northern Iraq is not an option for many as the city still lies in ruin four years after the IS onslaught, and suspicion runs deep in the ethnically mixed area. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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