By Dr. Amy L. Beam:
ISIS (Daesh or Islamic State) recently released another propaganda video with the intent to inflict maximum pain to Yezidis. In the video are two Yezidi boys who were allegedly used as suicide bombers.
The boys denounce their parents and Yezidis as infidels. They state they would explode themselves among the infidels. We then see an aerial view from a drone of two separate suicide truck bombs exploding. There is no way to verify if the boys were the ones actually in the suicide trucks allegedly in Mosul.
The boys are Amjad and Asa’ad Elias Ma’ajo both born in 2002. They lived in Tal Qassab on the south side of Shengal Mountain, Iraq. ISIS attacked Shengal beginning at 1 AM on August 3, 2014. At 4 AM Peshmerga defense forces began withdrawing. By 9:30 AM Peshmerga were totally gone, leaving the Yezidis defenseless, since they had already been disarmed in July 2014. The only Peshmerga who remained were Yezidis who stayed with their families.
Everyone from Tal Qassab and most other Yezidi villages fled to the mountain. People from Tal Qassab were resting in the shade in Qine Mehrkan old village on the mountain, when ISIS killed or kidnapped 95 people. Thirty-six children aged 13 and younger were kidnapped at 10 AM. Amjad and Asa’ad Elias Ma’ajo names were on the list given to me by their cousin Ismael Ali Silo in September 2014. The boys were eleven years old. ISIS also kidnapped 31 women and killed 28 men, including the boys’ father, four brothers, and one nephew.