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Iraq Begins Exhuming Mass Grave in Sinjar Region

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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 13:39 GMT

On March 16th the Iraqi government started exhuming a mass grave left behind by the Isis group in the northwestern Sinjar region.

According to AP, the exhumation is being carried out with UN support in the village of Kocho, with the support of Nadia Murad, the Nobel peace prize winner, who is originally from Kocho. 

Isis militants rampaged across Sinjar in 2014, killing Yazidi men and abducting thousands of women and children. Many followers of the minority faith are still missing, after women were forced into sexual slavery and boys were indoctrinated in extremist ideology. 

Over 70 mass graves have been discovered in Sinjar since it was liberated from Isis in November 2015.

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