Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches during a ceremony to celebrate the Yazidi New Year at Lalish temple in Shikhan in Dohuk province, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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PARIS:The world is failing Yazidi women forced into sex slavery by Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, with 3,000 still unaccounted for, according to the head of a charity dedicated to helping survivors recover from their horrific experiences.Thousands of women and girls of the Yazidi faith were abducted, tortured and sexually abused by Daesh fighters who invaded their homeland in northwest Iraq, in 2014 .Manal, a young Yazidi woman who was kidnapped at the age of 17 by Daesh in 2014 and is now being supported by Yazda after being rescued, said her captors beat her until she was unconscious.Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Daesh in December, five months after his forces recaptured the country's second city Mosul in a protracted battle with the militant fighters.
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