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Interview with Nadiya Murad for Sky News in which she discusses the situation of the Yazidi community in Sinjar almost 10 years after the Yazidi genocide

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Yazidi activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nadiya Murad, spoke in an interview with British news channel Sky News about her people's long struggle after the genocide by ISIS in Sinjar nearly 10 years ago.

In the interview, Nadiya emphasised that all these ten years have been a period of indescribable pain and suffering for the Yazidi community, especially for women and girls.

"For many families who are still waiting for the return of their loved ones, for those who have waited and continue to wait for the exhumations of mass graves to enable the identification of the bodies of their loved ones and further burials, it has been a decade of unbearable agony," Nadiya Murad emphasised.

She also noted that despite the defeat of ISIS in 2017, more than 2,000 women and children are still missing, held captive by the terrorists. Among them are her own relatives - her niece, nephew, sister-in-law and cousins.

Nadiya called on the international community and the Iraqi government to take greater action to free the captives and achieve justice for the affected women. Together with lawyer Amal Clooney, they are working to gather evidence of ISIS crimes in Iraq to bring those responsible to justice.

"Despite all my personal achievements and accolades, for me and my family the first priority is bringing our relatives back home, winning the Nobel Peace Prize helped bring attention to our cause but did not achieve its ultimate goal of seeing families separated and captured by ISIL finally reunited," Murad emphasised.

A Yazidi activist is calling on the international community to hold ISIL terrorists accountable for the genocide of her people 10 years ago.

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