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Maliki warns that new Iraq government could open "gates of hell."

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A temple becomes a refuge in northwestern Iraq.

It's now home to hundreds of Yazidis now in fear of their life.

As the militant group the Islamic State gains more ground in Iraq's North, the Yazadis are a target -- considered "devil worshipers" by the militant group that is leaving a legacy of terror and death.

The news from home is grim.

(SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) DISPLACED IRAQI YAZIDI, ABU SHAKER, SAYING:

"I received a call an hour ago from a relative there. They are walking away and leaving the dead children behind."

They have carried what little they can from home.

It's a scene playing out in other parts of the north, where survival itself is a kind of victory.

The U.N. says as many as 25,000 children are now homeless.

Against this backdrop Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki clinging to power, warns against any attempt to form a new government.

(SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) IRAQI PRIME MINISTER, NURI AL-MALIKI, SAYING:

"Any break i