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Six years after Yazidi massacre, US urged to take 'bolder action'

Iraq's Yazidis say the threat from the Islamic State and other extremist groups is preventing them from returning home.

The United States must take “bolder action” to address threats posed to the Yazidis, a US religious freedom official said Monday, as Iraq’s long-persecuted minority marked the sixth anniversary of the terrorist rampage on their homeland.

“The US government cannot rest with just providing humanitarian aid to the Yazidis and other religious and ethnic minorities, as essential as that assistance may be," said Nadine Maenza, a commissioner at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan watchdog group.

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