1. Skip to content
  2. Skip to main menu
  3. Skip to more DW sites
Irak | Jesiden während der Neujahrsfeier nahe Dohuk
Image: Safrin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

The Yazidi


The ethno-religious Yazidi community mostly resides in northern Iraq. In 2014, the minority, thought to number around 500,000 inside Iraq, became a target for the extremist group known as the "Islamic State."