Opening of the first mass graves of Yazidis in Kocho, Sinjar

15/3/2019 11:35:00

Today Friday, the opening of the first mass graves begins in the village of Kocho in Sinjar district.


Fuad Osman, Director of Information for the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs, told PUKmedia that special decrees were held today, in the presence of representatives of the United Nations, the federal government and political dignitaries, and the team of the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs to open the first mass grave in the village of Kocho in Sinjar.


He added that the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs will supervise, in accordance with an agreement in advance, the process of opening the graves of the village of Kocho, predicting that it is likely for 400 remains of the victims of the Yazidis who got martyred by the IS terrorists to be removed.


It is noteworthy that the village of Kocho is the village of the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nadia Murad, which witnessed the genocide of more than 1200 civilians on 15 August 2014, and the terrorist organization executed hundreds of men, young people and children with taking women and young girls and their fate is still unknown.



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