Opening of mass grave containing ISIS massacre victims in Kora Elo Enter starts

A mass grave containing victims of the massacres carried out by ISIS in Iraq started to be opened.

In the summer of 2014, ISIS launched invasion attacks in Iraq and carried out many massacres and left hundreds of mass graves behind.

Especially after the Mosul province fell into the hands of ISIS, great massacres were committed against the Shiites in Tal Afar and the Yazidis in Shengal (Sinjar).

One of the biggest massacres of the time was perpetrated in Kora Elo Enter in Iyadi district of Tal Afar.

Thousands of Yazidis from Shengal and Shiites from Tal Afar were massacred and buried in this mass grave. According to eyewitnesses, approximately 1500-2000 bodies were buried in this mass grave. Families of the disappeared have been waiting for 10 years for this mass grave to be opened.

Under the supervision of the Department for the Opening and Protection of Mass Graves and UNITAD, the opening of the mass grave in Kora Elo Enter started today.

Representative of Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Sudani, Dr Zedan Xelef, and Governor of Tal Afar attended the opening of the mass grave. The representative of the Iraqi Prime Minister said that a monument will be erected in Kora Elo Enter in memory of the martyrs.

Dozens of Yazidi families from Shengal and Shiite families from Tal Afar also attended the opening of the mass grave.

The opening of the entire mass grave is expected to take 3-4 months.