6-year-old Yazidi girl and her father murdered in Duhok

The Duhok Police Department announced that the murderer of Yazidi citizen Faruq Mirza and his 6-year-old daughter has been arrested. It is reported that the killer confessed to the murder.

42-year-old Yazidi migrant Faruq Mirza Xelef and his 6-year-old daughter Axin disappeared on August 4, 2022 in the village of Hesen Resho in the Zakho district of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

On August 8, Faruq Mirza's dead body was found in the Bêdar neighbourhood of Zakho, while his 6-year-old daughter remained missing. The Duhok Police Department announced on Tuesday that their team had found the dead body of 6-year-old Axin Faruq as well.

After the discovery of the two bodies, the Duhok Police Department announced that the murderer had been arrested in the Serhildan neighbourhood of Duhok and confessed his crime.

It is reported that Faruq Mirza Xelef, a Yazidi migrant, settled in the Chamishko camp in Zakho with his family after the ISIS onslaught in Shengal (Sinjar) in 2014.