Press release

FCO Minister appalled by reported murder of Yazidis

If confirmed, reports of the murder of hundreds of Yazidis are a further sign of ISIL's utter depravity.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said:

The reports of the murder of hundreds of Yazidis are shocking. If confirmed, they are yet another a sign of ISIL’s utter depravity. We will continue to stand with the Government of Iraq as it works for the defeat of ISIL, and continue to support the creation of an Iraq safe for all its communities.

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Published 3 May 2015