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Long wait for captive Yazidis’ return spent rebuilding shrine in Iraq’s Bashiqa

Khaled al-Mosuly and Maher Nazeh write for Reuters:

Yazidi men and boys in the town of Bashiqa north east of Mosul are rebuilding a shrine destroyed by Islamic State as they wait for the return of women from their community taken captive years ago by the jihadists.

They are hoping to celebrate their first religious festival for three years in the Malak Miran shrine next month but the big celebration will happen after the release of Yazidi women, taken by Islamic State when it overran the plain of Nineveh in 2014.

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