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Iraq: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by IS militants

Iraq: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by IS militants

Islamic State militants have killed at least 100 men from the Yazidi faith in a village in northern Iraq, when they refused to convert to Islam, reports German News Agency.

Yazidi men were killed yesterday, while abducted women and children were transferred to unknown place.

Senior Kurdish official Hoshyar Zebari said the men were killed in two groups after a column of Islamic State (IS) vehicles arrived in Kawju on Friday.

During the last weeks IS militants have conquered several cities on the North of Iraq were Christian and Yazidi live.

Locals were forced to abandon their houses in "exchange" for survival.

Other remained trapped and they were asked to change their religion, according to reports.

Officials and locals say this a massacre.