Iraqi officials say they’ve found the grave of 73 Yazidi men, women and even children who were slaughtered by the hands of ISIS terrorists.
The bodies were just discovered in the Sinjar region.
The Times of Israel reports more, citing AFP:
Iraqi officials said they found another mass grave in the northern Sinjar region on Wednesday containing the bodies of dozens of members of the Yazidi minority killed by the Islamic State group.
“The mass grave contains the bodies of 73 people, men, women and children executed by the Islamic State group when they controlled the region,” local official Chokor Melhem Elias told AFP.
He said Iraqi security forces made the latest discovery in the Rambussi area near the town of Qahtaniyya.
In 2014, IS killed thousands of Yazidis in Sinjar and kidnapped thousands of the community’s women and girls as sex slaves.
The United Nations estimates 3,000 of them are still being held captive.
Kurdish fighters backed by the US-led coalition recaptured Sinjar from IS in November 2015 before Iraqi security forces took control of the region in October.
As government troops have advanced across Iraq they have uncovered dozens of mass graves holding hundreds of bodies in areas that fell under the jihadists’ brutal rule.
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