Day II / by Maranie Staab

Beginning with an attack by the Islamic State in Sinjar on August 3, 2014 (an attack that lasted for days before US airstrikes and local forces provided aid) human rights organizations estimate that between 2,000 and 5,500 Yazidi people have been killed, and over 7,000 have been kidnapped, It is likely these numbers are much higher, given the uncertainty in estimating casualties in areas previously occupied by ISIS.