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Islamic Militants: Yazidi Women and Minority Sect

islamic militants: Of those already here, 81 per cent are Yazidi, a minority sect from Iraq specifically targeted by Islamic militants over the course of the conflict in Iraq, according to The Chronicle Herald. The House of Commons unanimously passed a motion in 2016 calling the persecution of Yazidis a genocide and committing to provide asylum to Yazidi women and girls. A total of 807 people had arrived in Canada by the end of October out of the 1,383 who've been selected for resettlement, and the remaining files are being processed, officials told the House of Commons immigration committee. A subsequent commitment to bringing in 1,200 people by the end of 2017 was made last February. Some 200,000 Yazidis were displaced in the initial clashes between militants, Iraqi government forces and the Kurdish militia. Islamic State militants have taken a systematic approach to trying to eradicate the Yazidi population since the outbreak of conflict in Iraq in 2014. ( As reported in the news.