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New mass grave containing 50 Yezidi men discovered in Shingal

By Rudaw 15/11/2015

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Two mass graves in Shingal have reportedly been discovered since Saturday, with one found Saturday containing 80 Yezidi women and the other from Sunday containing the remains of 50 Yezidi men, Rudaw has learned.

"Fifty bodies, all men, are in the mass graves," a Peshmerga eyewitness told Rudaw Sunday.

A Rudaw reporter, speaking live on the scene, said "the mass graves are located on the Grozir road, the last Peshmerga-ISIS point."

"The bodies are buried in eight separate graves close to each other," said the reporter.

A Peshmerga soldier told Rudaw that "the corpses of my uncle and a few cousins are contained in these graves."

“Killing these innocent people is one of the crimes ISIS perpetrated against the Yezidi Kurds,” Qasim Simo, head of Shingal security, told Rudaw.

Saturday’s mass grave was found only meters away from the Shingal Technical Institute.

Video footage of the mass grave filmed by a Rudaw cameraman shows women’s clothes, long hair and other outfits unique to the Yezidi community.

According to Simo, ISIS militants buried the bodies of the Yezidi women in what used to be the technical institute’s fish pond.

He added Kurdish forces had prior information about several mass graves in the town and the one discovered Saturday is believed to be one of the largest.


Kamiran | 15/11/2015
How could we Kurds even believe in a religion such as islam that calls us infidels and orders the extermination of our own people? We truly must be stupid o do so!!!
KkurdD | 15/11/2015
One of the most stupid statement I hear frequently from Kurdish politicians is "ISIS is not true muslim".. Stop acting like idiots!!
Biji Ezidi u Kurd | 17/11/2015
Islam is like cancer, my mother had a haji father and he left everything for his sons. My mother is in Europe but her sisters live like shit. One of them do not like PKK because they are about womans right, he was part of PDKI. My mother and her sisters wasnt alowed to go to school and it damaged her long time and us also. She is smart but then had to bring up kids and it took alot of time. She learned to be a muslim like other kurds, with fear and beating. I noticed alot of kurds have PTSD and OCD like disorders because of Islam and our friendly muslim friends. I didnt mean to steal this thread from the Ezidi, we love you and you survived more then 75 massacers from muslims and muslim kurds. You are our pride, i and other clever kurds love you! Biji Ezidxan!

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