Shingal Arabs trade with the Yazidi Kurds
A Peshmarga Force commander in the Shingal area revealed that the Arab citizens of Shingal sell Yazidi Kurds free. The Arabs promised to return three families back to their relatives for an amont of US$20,000.
"The relatives of the three families came to Mount Shingal with the ransom , but later the Arabs changed their minds and the deal was canceled," said Qasim Dirbo, Peshmarga Forces Commanded in Mount Shingal . Then the three families were transferred back to Mosul.
Commander Dirbo said these Arabs buy the Yazidi hostages from ISIS fighters and sell them back at a higher price to their families and relatives.
"One of the three families were 5 members, and the other two were all women and children," Dirbo said.
Dirbo also talked about the situation in Shingal and said due to the bombardment of the city by the Peshmarga two Yazidi girls could escape the town and reach Mount Shingal.
"The girls said
'during the bombardment the guards fled away, and we got the chance to escape'."
The Peshmarga official also said that two Yazidi Kurdish men also found their way out of Shingal and reached safety again.