Thousands of Yazidis head back to Iraq's Sinjar despite tensions


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This month marks five years since the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar, home to the country's Yazidi minority, was liberated from the Islamic State group. Thousands of those forced to flee during the jihadists' reign of terror are now returning home – but the place they're returning to is riddled with political tension and instability. The recent decision to let the semi-autonomous administration of Iraqi Kurdistan take control of security in Sinjar is unlikely to be a silver bullet. Our correspondents Jack Hewson and Lucile Wassermann report.

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