Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

Yazidi activist accuses ISIL militants of perpetrating the 70 deaths after Peshmerga find grave near Mosul

Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Kurdish Peshmerga forces found Saturday a mass grave which contains the bodies of 70 Yazidis in northeastern Sinjar near Mosul, northern Iraq, according to an Ezidi activist.

"A patrol of Peshmerga forces has found a mass grave of 70 Yazidis, including women and children corpses in a village located 22 miles from northeastern Sinjar town," human rights activist Lokman Mirzo, told The Anadolu Agency.

"They were executed by shooting and we recognized the corpses to be Yazidi from their clothes," Mirzo added.

The Kurdish Peshmerga forces managed to defeat the ISIL, after three days of clashes and took control of Iraq’s Sinjar town west of Mosul on Saturday, which is home to many Yazidi Kurds.

The Yazidi population is estimated at 600,000 and a number of the minority group live in Turkey, Syria, Iran, Georgia and Armenia. 

Meanwhile, ongoing battles between ISIL and Iraqi security forces left 51 militants dead in Anbar and Saladin, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said Tuesday. 

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Aralık 2014, 17:28
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