In a new report, it says Daeshi had “the intent… to destroy the Yazidi as a group.”
Tens of thousands of Yazidis fled villages in northern Iraq amid Daeshi advances last summer. Many were killed, captured and enslaved.
Yazidis follow an ancient faith that jihadists regard as devil worship.
The report, commissioned by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, was based on more than 100 interviews with survivors of attacks in Iraq between June 2014 and February this year.
Among the atrocities it says were perpetrated against the Yazidi community by Daeshi , were:
the “brutal and targeted” killing of hundreds of men and boys in Nineveh province, northwest of Baghdad, in August 2014;
- the rape of girls as young as six;
the abduction of women “as spoils of war“;
the forced separation of families, with boys as young as eight taken to be trained as Daeshi fighters.
The reports adds: “In some instances, villages were entirely emptied of their Yazidi population.”
What gave you the clue UN?