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Iraq, maxi ISIS mass grave with remains of at least 1,000 people discovered

A large Isis mass grave discovered in Tal Afar. It is about 150 meters deep and inside there are the remains of at least a thousand people, Shiites and Yazidis, killed by the Islamic State between 2014 and 2017

A new evidence of the genocide that Isis perpetrated in Iraq, above all against the Shiites and religious minorities, has been found. In the past few hours a new mass grave (a sinkhole) has been discovered, perhaps the largest so far. It contains the remains of at least 1,000 people, killed by Islamic State jihadists between 2014 and 2017. It is in Tal Afar, near Mosul (Nineveh) and is about 150 meters deep. It also houses the bodies of some thirty Yazidis from Shingal, some of whom would have been buried while still alive. According to an eyewitness to the massacre, they were part of a group of prisoners that Daesh had initially brought to his nation’s capital. Then, however, as Rudaw reports, some of them were found in possession of cell phones and then transferred to Tal Afar, where they lost their lives.

So far over 200 Daesh mass graves have been found in Iraq. Of these 70 are in Shingal and confirm the systematic genocide perpetrated by the jihadists

To date, have been found in Iraq over 200 mass graves, in which ISIS militiamen have thrown the bodies of between six and twelve thousand civilians and enemies executed over the years. Of these, more than 70 are located in the Shingal area and in particular in the village of Kocho (16). Here, the Islamic State has raged against the Yazidis, kidnapping and selling women and children as slaves. Men, however, if they did not convert to Islam they were systematically murdered. In March 2019, the International Commission for Missing Persons and the UN launched a campaign to exhume victims in Daesh mass graves in the quadrant, also involving the Kurdistan authorities. Since then, extensive work has begun, which has led to the recovery of the remains of 138 people so far.

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