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Mass grave of 400 Daesh victims discovered in northwestern Iraq


Iraqi security forces have discovered yet another mass grave containing the bodies of at least 400 people slain by Daesh terrorists in the city of Sinjar in northwestern Nineveh Province.

On Thursday, Al-Sumaria television network cited an informed Iraqi source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying that the victims are mainly from the Izadi minority “brutally murdered” by Deash Takfiri terrorists.

Back in August 2014, Daesh terrorists overran Sinjar, killing, raping and enslaving large numbers of Izadi Kurds.

The region was recaptured in November 2015, during an operation by Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Izadi fighters.

Since then, Iraqi security forces have discovered dozens of mass graves across Nineveh Province.

The Endowments and Religious Affairs Ministry of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government announced in early August that Daesh’s genocide against Izadis had forced nearly 360,000 members of the minority to flee their hometowns, and another 90,000 had left Iraq and taken refuge in others countries.

The Takfiri outfit invaded Iraq in 2014 and overtook around a third of the country’s expanse in exceptionally brutal attacks.

Iraqi armed forces then started to reverse Daesh’s territorial gains one after another. They managed to retake all the lost territory last month with the help of volunteer forces and Iranian military advisors.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of war against Daesh last week.

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