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.
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.