Two Yazidi Mass Graves Reportedly Uncovered in Iraq

Published December 16th, 2017 - 03:00 GMT
Iraqi Yazidi women and children (file photo)
Iraqi Yazidi women and children (file photo)

Iraqi forces on Saturday uncovered two mass graves in northern Iraq, according to a local Iraqi official.

“The two graves contain the remains of 90 victims, most of them were Yazidis,” Mohamed Khalil, the mayor of Sinjar city, told Anadolu Agency.

Though the mayor did not say when the victims were killed, he blamed ISIS for their deaths.

There was no confirmation of the two mass graves by the Iraqi authorities.

Sinjar is the traditional home of the Yazidis, a Kurdish ethno-religious community principally in the Nineveh Province in northern Iraq.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces seized control of Sinjar in 2015, one year after Daesh overran the city in 2014.

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