Yazidi Mass Grave in Khana­sor

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Has­san Shin­gali

Af­ter killing, sell­ing, kid­nap­ping, burning and rap­ing, she still thinks that one day her fam­ily mem­bers will come back. On 3rd Au­gust, ISIS at­tacked Sin­jar and prac­ticed the heinous acts against peo­ple that lead to the dis­place­ment of thou­sands of them within Kur­dis­tan. More than 5 months have passed and still the pa­tient moth­ers are wait­ing for their fam­ily mem­bers to re­turn. Their daugh­ters who had been sold and raped and their sons who had been kid­napped and killed, as well as their men whom ISIS took to un­known place. Gule 56 years old that lost all her fam­ily mem­bers dur­ing the ini­tial days of the at­tacks is wait­ing for her beloved fam­ily mem­bers. She went to the re­cently dis­cov­ered mass grave in khana­sor to look for her miss­ing fam­ily mem­bers among the skele­tons and bones.

"Are we living in the Stone Age? Isn’t right that we are living in 21st cen­tury? Peo­ple are killed, raped, tor­tured ev­ery day," Gule protested. The harsh re­al­ity made Gule to think that she is living in a vi­cious world of thou­sands of years ago. The cir­cum­stances that peo­ple like Gule ex­pe­ri­ence make them hope­less and de­spair. It seems that this mass grave was not the first one Pesh­merga dis­cov­ered in Sin­jar. There are on­go­ing search for many more. The lat­est one that found in Zu­mar con­tained 20 to 30 peo­ple from dif­fer­ent ages and all of them were Yazidis. ISIS com­mit­ted atroc­i­ties against Yazidis and Mus­lims in Sin­jar. Only in Zu­mar mass graves are ex­pected to be found in many lo­ca­tions. The graves hold women, men, chil­dren and young ladies.

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