SINJAR — Another mass grave, containing 70 Yazidi victims, has been discovered near Mosul in the north of Iraq, a security source revealed to BasNews.
On Saturday, March 19, residents of Batush sub-district in western Mosul reported a mass grave where allegedly the body of 70 Yazidi women lay.
A source from Nineveh police revealed that the victims had apparently been tortured before being killed with a shot in the head.
After the Islamic State (IS) jihadists overrun the predominantly Yazidi town of Sinjar in August 2014, the militants captured over 5,000 Yazidi women and killed hundreds in the area.
Scores of mass graves have so far been discovered after Kurdish Peshmerga forces pushed the insurgents back from Sinjar and the surrounding areas.