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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:18 PM

This Man Has Freed Hundreds Of Yazidis Captured By ISIS. Thousands Remain Missing

Abdullah Shrim's phone almost never stops ringing. Most of the calls and messages are from other Yazidis asking for help to find their relatives. Others are from people threatening to kill him.

Shrim, a gregarious man with a ready smile, so far has rescued 338 members of the Yazidi religious group held captive by ISIS almost all of them from Syria. It's a long way from his background as a beekeeper and businessman.

"I didn't think for a moment that I could be involved in the rescue field, to save someone," says Shrim, 43, at his home in a village near the city of Dohuk in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

ISIS roared into Yazidi towns near Mount Sinjar, in northern Iraq, in June 2014, on a mission to exterminate people whom the militants considered unbelievers.

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/01/18/578313469/this-man-has-freed-hundreds-of-yazidis-captured-by-isis-thousands-remain-missing

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:23 PM

1. Thank you for reporting this brave man's story

Hearts for you

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:26 PM

2. He is a real hero

We should all learn more about this man's life.

(Down a rabbit hole I go tonight!)

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:39 PM

3. Truly a hero

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:47 PM

4. Kick - thank you for posting this. nt

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