ERBIL — The Parliament of Belgium has scheduled a session for 15th July to vote on a resolution which officially recognizes the genocide of Kurdish Yezidis in 2014 by the Islamic State (IS).
Earlier this month, the foreign affairs committee of the Belgian parliament recognized the Yezidi genocide and set the ground for a general vote on the resolution.
The resolution was submitted by the Belgian opposition MPs Koen Metsu, member of the New Flemish Alliance and chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, and Georges Dallemagne of the Humanist Democratic Center party.
In August 2014, the IS militants overran Sinjar in north of Iraq and killed thousands of the people from the religious minority before abducting over 6,000 Yezidi women and children.
So far, 15 countries and international organizations have officially recognized the genocide of the Yezidis by IS.