Iraqi fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units have found two mass graves in the country’s Northern Province of Nineveh, which contain the bodies of more than a hundred members of the Izydi minority group believed to have been executed by Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
The media bureau of the volunteer forces, commonly known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, announced in a statement released on Saturday that fighters from the 15th Brigade unearthed a mass grave south of Sinjar, situated over 400 kilometers northwest of the capital Baghdad, on Saturday morning. The grave contained the bodies of 80 people.
Separately, members of the 53rd Brigade of Hashd al-Sha’abi forces also found a mass grave containing the bodies of 20 women and dozens of children in Qabusi village south of Sinjar.
The statement added that the pro-government fighters were waiting for competent teams to identify the bodies using DNA tests.