Yazidi Massacre Survivors Learn Lessons from Srebrenica

8/3/2017

Yazidis in Iraq on Thursday commemorated the anniversary of the massacres carried out by Islamic State in the northern Nineveh province in 2014, and vowed to seek justice for those who were killed.

The event marked three years since Islamic State forces swept across the mountainous Sinjar area, which is populated by the majority of the world’s Yazidis.

It ended in a bloodbath which a UN panel in June 2016 classified as genocide.

Now the survivors want legal recognition that this was genocide, and they want the bodies of their beloved ones to be found.

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