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Cemeteries continue to be discovered in the areas of Yazidis in Nineveh province

Ezidi 24 – Khalil Poko
Translation: Tahseen Alhaskany

In August 2014, when the Islamic State “ISIS” invaded the district of Shingal, the complexes and the Sub-districts of the Ba’aj district, they kidnapped and killed many men and women and ISIS’S militants detonated the Yazidi religious shrines in all areas of the presence of the Yazidis that had come under the control of the organization. Official authorities and aother people still discover cemeteries whether individually or mass graves.

In July 2020, after nearly six years of displacement, the Yazidi citizen, “Kh. D. Sh.”, returned to his hometown in the Talazir Sub-district of the Ba’aj district, and said in a special statement to “Ezidi 24”, “After I returned to the home, I cleaned it while cleaning the Bathroom I saw the remains of a person in the sewage basin and I think it belongs to one of the ISIS victims of the Yazidi genocide in 2014.

It is reported that he returned from the Qadia camp for IDP in Zakho district in the Kurdistan region to the district of Shingal on July 2, 2020.

He pointed out that, “as soon as I assured that the remains were in the house, I called the Sub-district police station and informed them of what I saw.”

“According to the Ba’aj Court order, the Talazir Police Station took the remains and sent them to the forensic medicine in Nineveh province, then to the capital of Baghdad,” He added.

According to the “Abductees’ rescue office”, the number of mass graves in the district of Shingal and the Sub-district of Talazir, and its complexes, reached 81 mass graves left by ISIS in early August 2014 during the Yazidi genocide.

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