This is not the first time militants have attacked the Yazidi community. In 2007, more than 400 were killed in suicide bomb attacks. The al-Qaeda operative who masterminded the killing was later killed by the United States. However, it seems that this is the first time the community faces the threat of genocide.
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People are asking why was there no intervention when other groups were being slaughtered by various factions – ISIS merely being the last of manyAbdullah Hamidaddin