The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) marked four years since the assault on the Yazidi people by the Islamic State (IS), labelling it “one of the most barbaric genocides of the 21srt Century”.
"Today is the anniversary of another genocide committed against the Yezidis by the Daesh terrorist organization,” said Nechirvan Barzani. “This genocide entered the history of the people of Kurdistan and humanity as one of the most barbaric genocides of the 21st century.”
The KRG says that on the first day of the IS attack alone, approximately 1,193 Yazidis were killed.
"These and many other figures and evidence are enough for the Iraqi parliament, government, and international community to recognize the Yezidi genocide through a special decision," Mr Barzani added.
Meanwhile, Masoud Barzani, who commanded the Peshmerga at the time, tweeted a message of solidarity. “To all Yezidi brothers and sisters,” he said. “You are an inseparable part of the Kurdish society, you shall remain a source of immense pride to all Kurds across the globe”.
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