Yazidi girls Bushra, 12, Suhayla, 7, and Rosa, 13, who were reunited with their family after being enslaved by Islamic State militants, pose for a photo at Sharya Camp in Duhuk, Iraq December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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The sisters were finally reunited Sunday, more than three years after being taken by the militants in an assault on Sinjar, the Yazidi heartland, on Aug. 3, 2014 .For Rosa and her family, though overjoyed at reuniting, the last three years will not be easily erased.After a year together, Zinal was taken to Mosul, while Suhayla and Bushra were sold off to separate Daesh families, close to one another, but not allowed to meet.PKK fighters came across her in Idlib and brought her back to Iraq and her family, she said.Suhayla was taken by her Turkmen captors to a refugee camp in Turkey, where authorities discovered her situation and repatriated her. She was reunited with her sisters and other relatives Sunday, a day after Rosa returned.Bushra, 9 when she was captured, is only at ease with her closest relatives. Because she returned to the family first, her brothers have asked her to help her sisters, but she warned them that it would not be easy.
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