ERBIL — The Iraqi security forces discovered on Wednesday a mass grave in the western city of Mosul containing dozens of Yezidis who were abducted and killed by the Islamic State (IS).
The bodies of 73 people, including children and women, were found in the newly discovered mass grave west of Mosul, France 24 reported.
"The grave contains the remains of women, men, and children who were executed by the IS organization during its invasion of the area and buried in the area of Rambousi," said Shukr Mulhem Elias, Mayor of the al-Qahtaniya district of Sinjar.
The Sinjar Mayor, Mahma Khalil, told AFP that so far 37 mass graves have been discovered in different areas of Sinjar since it was recaptured from IS in 2015 by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
Khalil pointed out that "all victims of mass graves are from the Yezidi community," criticizing the failure of the federal and Kurdish governments to provide any assistance to the families of the victims.