Erbil (BasNews) Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has established a committee to document the crimes committed by the Islamic State (IS) against the Yezidi community to help recognize the crimes as genocide.
Assistant head of KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations, Dindar Zebari, said “KRG has established a committee to recognize the Yezidi case as genocide, for collecting as much evidence as for presenting the IS crimes.”
The committee he said was established in November, 2014 to follow up the kidnapped Yezidi cases with dedicating a special budget, he said.
The official added that numerous KRG committees have been established in America, EU and UN in order to recognize the Yezidi case as a genocide and present the evidence.
The IS militants overrun the Yezidi town of Sinjar in August, 2014 where they killed hundreds and abducted around 5,000 women, children and men. Nearly 2,900 of them have so far been freed from the jihadists’ captivity; but yet more than 3,400 others remain in the hands of IS.