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UN: Islamic State Committing Genocide Against Yazidis

United Nations investigators said the Islamic State (IS) militant group is committing genocide against the Yazidis, an ethnic Kurdish religious community. The International Commission of Inquiry on Syria accused the militant group of seeking to destroy the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq by subjecting them to horrific atrocities. On the basis of evidence it has gathered, the three-member commission said the abuse of Yazidi men, women, and children by Islamic State amounts to genocide, crimes...

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