Iraq: Yazidis Children ‘Drinking Their Parents Blood’ to Stay Alive

Iraq: Yazidis Children ‘Drinking Their Parents Blood’ to Stay Alive

DailyMail: Horrific stories of 30,000 Yazidis trapped by Islamic State jihadists emerge after 8,000 escape down the mountain.

Hundreds of families have made it across border into Turkey and Syria after trekking for days in 45C temperatures.  Minority sect has been sent scattering in all directions after Islamic State jihadists stormed their town a week ago.
Some families have been forced to pay smugglers to take them through rivers and minefields to make it to safety. Another 130 U.S. troops have arrived in Iraq to assess the crisis facing 30,000 Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar.   British Government also remained under pressure to consider military intervention to rescue the refugees

Children trapped on a mountain by Islamic State militants in Iraq are drinking blood from their parents to stay alive, it emerged today.  Their horrendous plight was revealed after some 8,000 Yazidis were finally able to escape down Mount Sinjar where they have been under siege from jihadist fighters for the last week.

Those fleeing have made it to relative safety at a camp in Dohuk Province in Kurdistan, where they have told horrific stories of the 30,000 who have been left behind.  Sky News correspondent Sherine Tadros, who is at the camp, said: ‘One man has just told us how he saw four children die of thirst.

‘There was nowhere to bury them on the mountain so they just put rocks on their bodies.  ‘Another man was saying the children were so thirsty, their parents started cutting their own hands and giving them blood to drink.’


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  1. Take this story with a grain of salt (pun intended). Humans cannot drink blood. More importantly, any fantastical story that you hear from the middle east needs to be taken with total skepticism.

    I spent 15 months in Iraq, serving as the preventive medicine officer for the US Baghdad Division. I heard and investigated many crazy stories brought to us by Iraqis. They were all made up. Ask yourself – if you were stuck up in the mountains with starving, thirsty children would you have them drink blood?


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