German parliament recognizes 2014 massacres of Yazidis in Iraq as genocide

Germany’s lower house of parliament recognizes the 2014 massacre of Yazidis by Islamic State group jihadists in Iraq as a genocide, calling for measures to assist the besieged minority.

In a move hailed by Yazidi community representatives, deputies in the Bundestag pass the motion by the three parliamentary groups in Germany’s ruling center-left-led coalition and conservative MPs.

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