ERBIL — Remains of ten Yezidi civilians, massacred by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in 2014, were found on Thursday in a mass grave in south of Sinjar.
Jalal Khallo, Sinjar's deputy commissioner, said in a statement that among the victims were children and women, pointing out that the remains were transferred by Civil Defense teams to a healthcare center in al-Baaj district.
A specialized team of the United Nations, in cooperation with the Iraqi federal government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), have so far discovered around 80 mass graves in Sinjar containing thousands of bodies of Yezidis.
A total of 350 bodies have been found in 20 mass graves exhumed so far.
The majority of the victims were from Kocho village, which was one of the Yezidi-populated areas that suffered the worst of the IS brutal actions in August 2014.