Izadi Iraqi MP Haji Kandoor al-Sheikh announced on Monday that there are more than 1000 Izadi children in ISIS military camps, and more than 3000 Izadi women still held captive by the organization. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abbadi has called for the formation of task groups to save the captives.
In a press conference held in Parliament, and attended by al-Sumariyah news, al-Sheikh said: “We congratulate the Iraqi people on the launch of operations to liberate Mosul, and the liberation of a number of territories in the Nineveh governorate, which have returned a number of cities and villages to their homeland,” praising the “work of all security forces fighting fierce battles to restore right where it is due.”
Al-Sheikh added, “The Izadi community has undergone genocide under the hands of ISIS, through killing, kidnapping, and taking women prisoner,” clarifying that “there are more than 1000 Izadi children undergoing training in vengeance, decapitation, and committing crimes against humanity in ISIS’s military camps, and more than 3000 of your Izadi sisters who were captured by the group are suffering through the worst crimes against humanity. All of this is being done before the eyes of the Iraqi government, the international community, and Human Rights organizations.”
Al-Sheikh demanded the prime minister to “form a security task force that would work alongside the armed forces, the international coalition, and including the Izadi Movement for Reform and Development, in order to coordinate and work on saving the women captured in ISIS’s prisons in the regions these gangs operate in.”
Chief of Staff Haidar al-Abbadi, had announced on the early hours of October 17th 2016, the commencing of operations to liberate the city of Mosul from ISIS’s grip, saying that none shall enter Mosul but the “Iraqi army and national police”, calling the people of Mosul to cooperate with the liberating forces, and calling for “peaceful coexistence” between everyone after the liberation.