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ISIS Releases 200 Yazidi Captives in Iraq

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BAGHDAD — At least 200 people from the minority Yazidi group have been released from captivity by ISIS, Kurdish military officials in northern Iraq said. Peshmerga Gen. Shirko Fatih, commander of Kurdish forces in the northern city of Kirkuk, told The Associated Press on Sunday that almost all of the freed prisoners are elderly men and women in poor health. He said three were young children.

The militants transported them from the northern town of Tal Afar, where they were being held for the past five months after the militants raided their towns last summer. Fatih said the militants dropped them off Saturday at the Khazer Bridge, near the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil. They are now being held by Kurdish authorities for questioning.

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— The Associated Press