14 year old Yazidi girl returns home with AK

    © Zmnako Ismael / Metrographyall rights reserved.

    Metrography, an Iraqi photo agency, have published this powerful photo of a Yazidi girl returning home from the Sinjar mountains with her mother and sister now that ISIS have been driven back. Click here to see the full size uncropped image. The caption reads …

    Sinjar mountains, Iraq — Runak Bapir Gherib, 14 y.o. from Shengar makes her way down the mountain after 7 days. She is with her mother and sister (in the back) waiting for a car to drive them away. She took the gun from Shengar to protect her family. YPG also gave weapons to the people who wanted to fight, but it has been impossible to verify whether this weapon was given to her by YPG or family members.

    Thanks to Jin for sending this in to us.

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