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3 mass graves containing remains of 148 Yazidis found in Sinjar District

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Archival photo

(IraqiNews.com) Erbil – Patriotic Union of Kurdistan announced on Sunday finding three mass graves in the district of Sinjar northwest of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad), stressing that half of the victims were women and young girls.

Member in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Kabir Curran, said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The Peshmerga forces found three mass graves containing the remains of 148 Yazidis,” adding that, “One of the graves contains the remains of 20 Yazidi men and the other one is containing the remains of 78 Yazidi girls and women, while the third cemetery included the remains of 50 Yazidis.”



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  1. When ISIS invaded the Sinjar area Iraqi forces fled and left the Yazidi to their fate with ISIS. Many Yazidi managed to flee to the mountains and ISIS chased them and it was the Peshmerga and International Coalition planes that managed to save many that were in the mountains.

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