Daily Mail | Nov. 6, 2018
More than 200 mass graves containing 12,000 bodies, including women, children and the disabled, have been found in Iraq since Islamic State’s brutal three-year reign.
UN investigators verified 202 graves fill northern Iraq as a ‘legacy of Isil‘s terror’, according to a joint report by the UN mission to Iraq and UN office for human rights.
The scale of the killings could lead the UN to finding ISIS responsible for genocide.
The graves date from 2014 to 2017 when ISIS ruled some of Iraq’s largest cities and towns.
As the militants swept through Iraq and neighboring Syria, they killed and captured members of the security forces en masse, expelled or killed minorities, and enslaved women and girls from the Yazidi sect.
The Sinjar region, home to around 400,000 Yazidis was ravaged by ISIS in August 2014.
The UN estimated more than 5,000 were rounded up and slaughtered, while another 5,000 were taken as sex slaves.