"Heart-wrenching" testimony from survivors of atrocities in Iraq

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Holding a 13-day-old infant, an elderly Yazidi woman who fled Sinjar Mountain, re-enters Iraq from Syria, at a border crossing in the town of Peshkhabour in Dohuk Governorate. Photo: UNICEF/Wathiq Khuzaie

Testimony from the survivors of atrocities committed by the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq has been described as "heart-wrenching" by the United Nations.

Over 300,000 people from the Yezidi community escaped from the city of Sinjar following an attack in 2014.

Many have detailed systematic and widespread killings, sexual violence and sexual slavery.

Alpha Diallo has been speaking to Ravina Shamdasani, from the UN Human Rights office (OHCHR).

Duration: 4’27″

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