Yazidis in Iraqi city of Mosul face an uncertain future

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Holding a 13-day-old infant, an elderly Yazidi woman who fled Sinjar Mountain, re-enters Iraq from Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Wathiq Khuzaie

Ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq, like the so-called Yazidis, face an "uncertain future" with the ongoing liberation of Mosul, a women's rights activist has warned.

Ameena Saeed Hassan, a Yazidi from Sinjar in Northern Iraq, spoke at the UN's headquarters about the persecution of her people by the ISIL terrorist group, also known as ISIS.

Many women and girls from the minority group remain in ISIL captivity where they are subject to "unimaginable horrors", a UN human rights panel recently found.

Priyanka Shankar has been speaking to Mrs. Hassan and the Iraqi Ambassador to the UN, about this situation.

Duration: 4'34"

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