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Yazidi Family: Nadia Murad

yazidi family: NADIA MURAD In this Monday, May 22, 2017 file photo, Human rights activist Nadia Murad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, according to CTV. AP Photo/Ronald Zak Born in northern Iraq in 1993 to a Yazidi family, Nadia Murad was just 19 when Islamic State militants stormed her remote village in 2014 and massacred hundreds as part of their efforts to exterminate the ancient religious minority group. Here is everything you need to know about Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. Many younger women, however, were spared death for another awful fate that saw Murad and an estimated 3,000 Yazidi women and underage girls kidnapped by the extremists and forced into sex slavery. Murad eventually relocated to Germany where she received medical treatment and began her campaign to tell the world about the atrocities endured by Yazidi women like herself. Murad's 2017 book, The Last Girl, details her story of losing her family and being beaten, raped and tortured as an ISIS captive before she managed to escape after three harrowing months. ( As reported in the news.