Iraqi Yazidis celebrate restoration of temple devastated by ISIS

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 16:30

On Friday, Northern Iraq's Yazidi community that suffered so terribly under Islamic State group persecution celebrated as it inaugurated a restored temple.

Hundreds of men in dishdasha robes and women veiled in white gathered at the site which was blown up by the rampaging militants in 2014.

According to the officials, the temple at Bashiqa was one of 68 Yazidi temples destroyed by Islamic State and one of the last of 23 in the region to be restored.

“This ceremony shows that life has returned despite the terrorism of IS and its bloody attacks,” said 21-year-old Jihan Sinan.