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The UN has reported that despite the liberation of their home, the genocide against Yazidis continues while the international community does nothing. ISIS still has 3000 women and children held captive. They have used Yazidi women as sex slaves and continue to sell them as they retreat from Iraq. Additionally, most Yazidis cannot return home because those groups that liberated their home are now fighting among themselves in that region. ISIS has committed far too many atrocities against religious minorities for the international community  to allow the genocide against Yazidis to continue.

08/05/2017 Iraq (AlJazeera) – ISIL’s genocide against Iraq’s Yazidis is still “ongoing” and remains “unaddressed” by the international community, the UN has said, marking three years since ISIL began killing and capturing thousands of members of the religious minority group.

The UN human rights Commission of Inquiry, which declared the killings of thousandsof Yazidis by ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, to be a genocide, said on Thursday that the atrocity had not ended and that the international community was not doing enough to stop it.

“The genocide is ongoing and remains largely unaddressed, despite the obligation of states … to prevent and to punish the crime,” the commissioners said in a statement.

Fighters were driven out of the last part of the Yazidi homeland in northern Iraq in May.

However, most Yazidis have yet to return to villages they fled when the group overran Sinjar in the summer of 2014, killing and capturing thousands because of their faith.

Nearly 3,000 Yazidi women and children remain in ISIL captivity, and control over Sinjar is disputed by rival armed groups and their regional patrons.

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