Title: From Resistance to Rubble: The Stories of Ger Zarik, Siba Sheikh-Kheder and Tel Azer
Place of publication:USA
Release date: August 2023.
Over 50 separate locales (towns, villages, groups of houses, small valleys) in Sinjar were affected by the events of August 2014. Although there is a significant amount of publicly available information on ISIL crimes against the Yazidi community, it has either focused on ISIL crimes broadly without examining particular Yazidi villages, or on a limited number of villages, such as Kocho. This report seeks to address this gap by examining ISIL’s attacks on Ger Zarik, Siba Sheikh-Kheder and Tel Azer. These locations were selected as they were the first majority-Yazidi villages in Sinjar targeted by ISIL.