Spatial Distribution of the Graves of the Genocide Caused by the Terrorist Organization ISIS in Iraq

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Hussein Ali Atwan, Assist. Prof. Nahdh Hatif Mohammad


The Iraqi people have been subjected during the last sixty years to many crimes. These violations had many effects on society and its social fabric. Among these crimes, the criminal organization of ISIS committed against segments of the Iraqi people in 2014 after it entered the governorates (Nineveh, Salah Al-Din, Diyala, Al-Anbar). ISIS practiced a policy of religious, sectarian and national discrimination, which led to the killing and disappearance of thousands of innocent people in mass graves. The number of open graves reached 51, including 1,859 victims; most of them belong to the prisoners of the Speicher Air Base and civilians of the Yazidi religion in Sinjar. The genocide that occurred in these governorates reached very high levels, which included the most egregious violations that contradict international laws and norms and human rights laws, including killing, destruction, kidnapping, and the worst forms of absenteeism.

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