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UN Team to Exhume First Yezidi Mass Grave in Early April

UN Team to Exhume First Yezidi Mass Grave in Early April

BAS News - 2019-02-27 13:45
ERBIL — A UN special team is preparing to exhume the first mass grave of Kurdish Yezidi victims of Islamic State (IS) atrocities in Sinjar in early April. In September 2017, the UN adopted a resolution to bring to justice the IS jihadists who took part i ...
UN Team to Exhume First Yezidi Mass Grave in Early April - BAS News

Baghdad: Investigations Launched on First Exhumed Mass Grave of Yezidis

BAS News - 2019-03-27 21:15
ERBIL - Special teams in the Iraqi capital city launched on Wednesday investigations into the first exhumed mass grave of Yezidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) brutality. Earlier the month, the United Nations jointly with the Iraqi and Kurdistan Regio ...

Sinjar: 76 Mass Graves of Yezidi Victims So Far Discovered

BAS News - 2019-03-18 14:53
ERBIL — A total of 76 mass graves with bodies of Kurdish Yezidi victims of Islamic State (IS) brutality have so far been discovered in and around Sinjar, Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights said. Nine of the mass graves were found in the past weeks af ...

[PICTURES]: UN Exhumes First Mass Grave of Yezidis in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-15 12:03
ERBIL — The United Nations kicked off its mission to exhume and document the first mass grave where the bodies of Yezidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) brutality are buried. The mission is a joint work between the Iraqi government, Kurdistan Regional ...

UN Team to Exhume First Mass Grave of Yezidis near Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-14 12:16
ERBIL — A special investigative team of the United Nations will begin its task to exhume the first mass grave of Kurdish Yezidi victims of Islamic State (IS) genocide in Sinjar region on Friday. United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability ...

Freed Yazidi woman in Syria endured years of Islamic State slavery

E-Kurd - 2019-03-10 09:16
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Salwa Sayed al-Omar spent years as a Yazidi prisoner of Islamic State but she escaped its clutches this week, fleeing its last populated enclave in east Syria along with two Iraqi boys pretending to be her brothers. Islamic State ov ...

Hundreds of Islamic State jihadists surrender to Syrian Kurdish-led forces

E-Kurd - 2019-03-06 11:39
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria,— Hundreds of Islamic State militants have surrendered as they left the group’s last enclave in eastern Syria amid more than 6,500 people, mostly civilians, who were evacuated in the last 24 hours, a spokesman for the U.S.-bac ...

Under UN supervision, first Ezidi mass grave to be excavated on March 14: Source

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-06 00:58

Joint Committee to Investigate Report of 50 Yezidi Women Beheaded in Syria’s Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-05 15:18
ERBIL — A joint fact-finding committee will be formed between the Iraqi government and Yezidi leaders in Syria to investigate the reports which claimed that the Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded nearly 50 Kurdish Yezidi women in their last enclave in ...

Iraqi Airstrike Destroys two Islamic State Armored Vehicles in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-03-03 23:11
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) armored vehicles were destroyed by the Iraqi warplanes before they could target the security forces in Anbar province. The jihadists had planned to use the two vehicles for attacking a military force in the desert a ...

20 more bodies exhumed from the largest ISIS mass grave in Raqqa

ANF - 2019-03-01 10:53
According to forensic experts and team workers, there are more than 3,000 bodies buried in this mass grave and 180 have been exhumed so far. ...

Mass grave believed to be Yazidis found in last Islamic State bastion in Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-02-28 17:20
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria,— A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of people who may be Yazidis enslaved by Islamic State has been found in territory recently seized by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an SDF official s ...

Syria: Mass Grave Found with Dozens of Suspected Yezidi Victims

BAS News - 2019-02-28 15:49
ERBIL — Another mass grave has been discovered in eastern Syria where dozens of “slaughtered” people were buried by the Islamic State (IS), the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) confirmed. There are beheaded bodies among the victims, SDF command ...

Another Yezidi Family Freed from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-25 22:01
ERBIL - Another Yezidi family was rescued on Monday from the militant group of Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria, an official was quoted as saying. Talking to Kurdistan 24, Ziyad Sheikh Avdal, head of the Yezidi community in Jazeera Canton, explained t ...

Scores of Yezidi Children Possibly in IS Hands in Syria: Ex-Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-02-25 13:18
ERBIL — A former Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament said on Monday that “scores” of Yezidi children are believed to be trapped in Syria’s Baghoz under the control of the Islamic State (IS). The extremist group is expect to lose it last pocket ...

Largest ISIS mass grave discovered in Raqqa

ANF - 2019-02-25 10:06
On a farmland outside the city of Raqqa, a large mass grave was found with at least 3,500 victims of the terrorist militia "Islamic State". It is the largest mass grave discovered in northern Syria so far. ...

Syria: 11 Yezidi Children Liberated in Last IS Enclave

BAS News - 2019-02-24 10:44
ERBIL — A total of 11 Kurdish Yezidi children have been liberated from the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria, officials confirmed. The jihadist group is struggling to maintain its grips on the last hundreds of square meters in Syria’s Baghoz, near the ...

Biggest Mass Grave Discovered in Syria's Raqqa

BAS News - 2019-02-23 00:06
ERBIL - A large mass grave of 3,500 people has been discovered in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the former “capital”of the Islamic State (IS), a report said on Friday. It included individual graves as well as a giant mass grave on a plot of farmland, Sputnik ...

US Refuses Entry to Alabama Woman Who joined Daesh

Waar Media - 2019-02-21 09:31
WAAR_DUHOK Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that an American woman who fled the U.S. to join the Daesh terrorist group in Syria would not be taken back to the country. Hoda Muthana first left the U.S. when she was 20 years old, joining Daesh ...

IS to be Fully Defeated in Syria Soon: US Official

BAS News - 2019-01-29 22:29
ERBIL - Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) will lose its final bits of territories in Syria, noting that the insurgents wou still stay as a threat to the US. "I'd say 99.5 percent pl ...