Yezidi mother and her chil­dren killed by armed men

Once again, Kur­dish Yezidi mi­nor­ity has be­come the tar­get of the ex­trem­ist groups in the prov­ince of Nin­eveh.

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and killed four mem­bers of the fam­ily. He said the in­ci­dent hap­pened in the vil­lage of Te­laa’ds in Sin­jar.

Ma­muzini also stated that, “Af­ter they killed them, the armed men fled away and left the area. Po­lice forces have started in­spect­ing where the in­ci­dent hap­pened.” He also said that the re­sults of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion have not yet re­vealed.

More than 6,000 peo­ple have been killed across the coun­try this year, ac­cord­ing to mon­i­tor­ing group Iraq Body Count, rev­ers­ing a de­cline in sec­tar­ian blood­shed that had reached a cli­max in 2006-07.

Ear­lier this month a sui­cide bomber drove a truck packed with ex­plo­sives into the play­ground of a pri­mary school in north­ern Iraq and blew him­self up, killing 14 chil­dren and their head­mas­ter on Sun­day, po­lice and med­i­cal sources said, Reuters re­ported.

Ma­muzini ad­di­tion­ally added that the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the prov­ince of Nin­eveh has de­te­ri­o­rated and the vi­o­lence has now reached the Kur­dish ar­eas in the prov­ince.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial state­ment an­other bomb det­o­nated in Bar­tila, Nin­eveh, killing dozens of in­no­cent Kur­dish Shabak mi­nor­ity.

All Yezidis are eth­ni­cally and lin­guis­ti­cally (Kir­manji) Kur­dish. The es­ti­mated 650,000 Yezidis are con­cen­trated in Ja­bal Sin­jar, 150 kilo­me­ters west of Mo­sul, with a smaller com­mu­nity in Shaikhan.

Dur­ing the reign of Sad­dam Hus­sein, Yezidis were some­times con­sid- ered as Arabs rather than Kurds, and there­fore were used as a com­mu­nity that would tilt the bal­ance in the north­ern Kur­dish ar­eas to­ward Arab con­trol. This politi­ciza­tion of their eth­nic­ity has been detri­men­tal to Yezidi se­cu­rity.

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