The Iraqi Army reportedly rescued two Yezidi women from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) on Tuesday after conducting a cleansing operation near the strategic city of Fallujah.
According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the two Yezidi women were rescued inside the small village of Al-Nu’aymiyah, which is located at the southern axis of Fallujah.
Rudaw News reported that the two women were taken captive by ISIS in August 2014, when the aforementioned terrorist group overran their villages in Shingal and Kojo.
Before the two women were rescued in Fallujah on Tuesday, they spent several months in the Syrian city of Raqqa.
The Iraqi Ministry of Defense confirmed that the Yezidi women have now been taken to Baghdad.