UN TEAM UNEARTHS 12 MASS GRAVES OF EZIDIS IN IRAQ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

UN TEAM UNEARTHS 12 MASS GRAVES OF EZIDIS IN IRAQ

A United Nations team investigating the massacre of Ezidis and other atrocities has unearthed 12 mass graves in Iraq, AFP reported on Tuesday (May 21).

British lawyer Karim Asad Ahmad Khan said in a UN report sent to the Security Council said efforts were focused on three initial investigations: the 2014 massacre of Ezidis, crimes committed in Mosul from 2014 to 2016, and the mass killing of Iraqi military recruits in the Tikrit area in June 2014, according to AFP.

The UN Security Council agreed in 2017 to establish the UN probe to ensure Islamic State (ISIS) faces justice for war crimes in Iraq and Syria.

The team began work in October with the first mass grave containing ISIS victims uncovered in March and April the village of Kocho in Sinjar. Kocho is located 20 kilometers from Sinjar and many of its residents were killed or abducted when ISIS militants attacked.

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