An Iraqi woman and her daughter from the Yazidi community sleep under a bridge in Dahuk, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
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Yezidis fleeing a jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq say neighbors took up arms alongside their attackers, informing on members of the religious minority and helping the militants take over.Speaking to AFP in a transit camp run by the local Kurdish authorities for the displaced, Haidar said his childhood friend was among those who joined ISIS.Several of the displaced gave harrowing accounts of how ISIS chased Yezidis fleeing through the streets, gunning some people down and kidnapping others.Tens of thousands of Yezidis have managed to reach the relative safety of Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Iraq, but the ISIS onslaught and their dramatic displacement has been a major blow.
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