Family claims Yazidis told: 'Convert or face death'

A family from Derby who have Yazidi relatives in Iraq say they've escaped to live on a mountain.

They say they were threatened with death unless they converted to Islam.

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Iraqis in Derby fear for lives of Yazidi relatives

Two people in Derby say they fear for the lives of their relatives, who are currently in northern Iraq.

David Sleman and Ysra Khalil's relatives are Yazidi, and they are at risk of being killed by Islamic extremists in Iraq, if they don't convert to Islam.

They also told ITV News that the worry is affecting their lives in the Midlands.

Derby family: "Don't know if Yazidi relatives are alive"

A family from Derby say they don't if their Yazidi relatives in Iraq are still alive after they were forced to flee to a mountain.

David Sleman and Ysra Khalil are trying to keep in touch by mobile phone but say some have disappeared after they were threatened with death unless they converted to Islam.

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Family claims Yazidis told: 'Convert or face death'

A family from Derby who have Yazidi relatives in Iraq say they've escaped to live on a mountain. Credit: ITV News Central

A family from Derby who have Yazidi relatives in Iraq say they've escaped to live on a mountain.

They say they were threatened with death unless they converted to Islam.

The family say that some of their relatives have now disappeared.

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