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Kurdish curbs harm recovery of Iraq Yazidis: rights group

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter guards a checkpoint near the northern Iraqi town of SinjarKurdish restrictions on the movement of goods are harming the recovery of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, which was targeted for genocide by the Islamic State group, Human Rights Watch said Sunday. It said the restrictions affected the Sinjar area, the main hub of the Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking religious minority whose unique faith is despised by jihadists. The area is theoretically under the authority of the central government in Baghdad but it is largely controlled by the forces of the autonomous Kurdish region.

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