UN: ISIL Crimes Against Yazidis Constitute Genocide

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    Genocide – no crime is more atrocious. A new United Nations finding concludes that the Yazidi community in Iraq suffered genocide at the hands of the ISIL terror network in Iraq in 2014. Hear from the head of the independent UN investigative team (UNITAD) Special Advisor Karim Khan, who details the atrocities committed by ISIL against the religious minority, and recommends prosecutions in national courts. And listen to the voice of survivor and Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad, who calls for international action to restore dignity and safety for Yazidis in their homeland.

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