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June 17, 2016 2:55 pm

UN: ISIS Committing Genocide Against Yazidis in Iraq, Syria

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Islamic State terrorists. The UN said ISIS is committing genocide against Yazidis. Photo: Screenshot.

The United Nations said that Islamic State is committing genocide against the Yazidi religious minority in Iraq and Syria, as it urges further international action against the terror group.

In a report released Thursday, the organization said Islamic State has sought to destroy the Yazidis through mass killings and other abuses, including sexual slavery, torture and forced conversions. It said some Yazidi children were being separated from their families and placed with the group’s fighters.

Read full story at The Wall Street Journal.

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