Two Ezidi mass graves uncovered in northern Iraq: Mayor
Iraqi forces on Dec. 16 uncovered two mass graves in northern Iraq, state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing a local Iraqi official.
“The two graves contain the remains of 90 victims, most of them were Ezidis,” Mohamed Khalil, the mayor of Sinjar city said.
Though the mayor did not say when the victims were killed, he blamed the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) for their deaths.
There was no confirmation of the two mass graves by the Iraqi authorities.
Sinjar is the traditional home of the Ezidis, a Kurdish ethno-religious community who are dominant in the Nineveh Province in northern Iraq.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have seized control of Sinjar in 2015, one year after ISIL overran the city in 2014.