Rally Welcomes Yazidis To Harrisonburg

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Posted: August 18, 2014

Nawras Elias gives a brief history Sunday of the Yazidi people on Court Square during a rally organized by the Harrisonburg Refugee Resettlement program. Elias and his family are Yazidi immigrants who came to the United States in 2007. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
A mix of refugees and local residents, attended a rally in support of the Yazidi people.

HARRISONBURG — For weeks the world has watched as the Islamic State — frequently referred to by its previous acronyms of ISIS or ISIL — seized control of vast swathes of Syrian and Iraqi territory,…

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