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    This image released by the the Mass Graves Directorate of the Kurdish Regional Government shows a human jaw bone exhumed from a mass grave containing Yazidis killed by Islamic State militants in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq in 2015

    Over 1,600 Yazidis Found in Mass Graves in Northern Iraqi City of Sinjar

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    The remains of 1,646 Yazidis were found in 31 mass graves in the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar, according to local governor Mahma Zelil.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A total of 1,646 bodies of Yazidis were found in mass graves in the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar, local governor Mahma Zelil said Monday.

    “The remains of 1,646 Ezidis [Yazidis] have been found in 31 mass graves in Sinjar,” Zelil told the Anadolu news agency.

    Sinjar was liberated by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in November 2015, more than a year after it had been captured by the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) terror group, outlawed in Russia.

    The Daesh has been responsible for committing an ongoing genocide against the Yazidi minority group in both Syria and Iraq since August 2014. As a result, thousands of Yazidi men, women, and children have been captured, killed, sexually enslaved and tortured by Daesh terrorists.


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