Three Yezidi girls, left by ISIL in Turkey, handed over to their families in Syria

Three children from the Kurdish Yezidi community who were abducted by the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Sinjar town of northern Syria in 2014 were found in Turkey and brought back to the region to be handed over to their families, reported by pro-Kurdish Basnews on Monday.

Three Kurdish Yezidi girls named Suheila (6), Inas (11), Rosa (13) had been left behind by the ISIL families in Turkey after they returned to their home countries from Turkey.

The Yezidi children had been held in captivity in Deir al-Zour in northeastern Syria by the ISIL militants. The foreign jihadist militants took the children with them to Turkey after fleeing from Syria, and left the children behind after they returned to their home countries.

In August 2014, the ISIL militants invaded Sinjar, the Yezidis’ hometown in Nineveh Plain, where they killed and abducted thousands of men, women, and children.

It was previously reported that Turkey’s political Islamists government under the rule of autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has tolerated the activities of the radical Islamist associations which are openly related to the ISIL while it has closed down thousands of non-violent civil society organisations (CSOs) in the country.

Because of light sentences given by Turkish courts to ISIL militants, those militants who were arrested after escaping from Northern Syria demands to stand trial in Turkey. Recently an Australian ISIL militant Neil Christopher Prakash appealed to Turkish authorities to refuse an extradition request by the Australian government and stated that he wants to stand trial in Turkey.

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