First Yezidi Family returned to Tebqa

14.08.2017, 10.18   News

After its liberation, the city of Tebqa is newly brought to life. Now the first Yezidi family, that had to flee before, came back to resettle on the ground.

Tebqa is a city full of rich culture and history. So traditionally, many different groups and minorities lived there together, such as Christians, Shiites, Alawi, Yezidi, Arabs, Turkmens, Kurds and Circassian. The different groups taking control over the city – ‘Free Syrian Army’ (FSA), Al Nusra Front and finally ISIS – were sweeping off this diversity.

After Tebqa had been liberated on May 10th by the SDF, the Civil Council of Tebqa was founded and could start to organise. So representatives of the former diversity are also coming back home.

Within this framework the first Yezidi family returned to their hometown. They were forced to leave the city after its occupation in 2012 and became refugees. Now as the place is safe for them again, they decided to live in Tebqa again.

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