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>> Marking the start of unimaginable suffering. And for Iraq's Yezidi community, a chance to heal wounds that are still raw. Three years on since Islamic State launched what the UN calls a genocidal campaign against them, Yezidi's remember the fateful day the militants overran Sinjar. Killing and capturing thousands of the minority group because of their faith.
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>> I'm Gerten.
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> Small signs that life is returning to their homeland in the north of the country, but thousands have yet to return. Sinjar was once home to around 400,000, in the summer of 2014, thousands were shot, beheaded, or burned alive. Over 6,000 kidnapped to become IS sex slaves or fighters.
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This ancient community's suffering is also far from over. Nearly 3,000 Yezidi women and children remain in captivity. Justice for the crimes they've suffered has so far proved elusive. And control over their land is still disputed by rival armed factions. As one man put it, their wound is still bleeding.