Tuesday's first sighting brought devastation to the Yazidi of northern Iraq, and no doubt Allah is well pleased that Muslim lands are being so efficiently purified.
"Bodies covered by blankets could be seen laid in the street and outside a municipal building. Rescuers are still digging through the rubble of the bomb-flattened clay-built homes in scenes reminiscent of an earthquake zone.
But Major Rodger Lemons, operations officer for a US brigade in the area, which is near the city of Mosul, said that rescue efforts are winding down.
"My assessment is there’s probably no one left alive in the rubble," he said. "We’ve transitioned through to a clean-up phase."
The US military has said the "al-Qa’eda in Iraq" group is the prime suspect for the attack on the Yazidis, seen by Sunni Muslim militants as infidels.
Major Lemons said it appeared that two refuse trucks packed with explosives had been driven into each of the villages, Kahtaniya and al-Jazeera. " from this article in the Telegraph.
"From their base in a 1000-year-old former monastery at Lalish, near the northern city of Mosul, the Yazidi have kept alive traditions that date back at least to the days of the prophet Zoroaster, about 2500 years ago. "
"Throughout the ages, their beliefs have mingled with the credos of their neighbours, especially Muslims." from this article in News.com.au.
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