BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Armenian parliament passed a resolution on Tuesday that recognized the genocide of Iraq’s Yezidis by the Islamic State (ISIS) between the years of 2014-2017.
According to Armenia’s Azatutyun News, the resolution was unanimously passed by the Armenian parliament, adding that the Nationa Assembly has also called on the international community to track down those responsible for the genocide.
A large number of Yezidis were captured by the Islamic State during the terrorist group’s Summer offensive in 2014.
ISIS would then massacre much of the population and enslave many young women in the Sinjar region of northwestern Iraq.
At least 30 mass graves have since been unearthed following the Islamic State’s subsequent defeat in Iraq.