Hundreds of mass graves with 12,000 victims have been found in a former ISIS territory in Iraq.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published a report on the findings today, detailing evidence of the 202 mass graves they have uncovered.
From 2014 to 2017 UNAMI/OHCHR recorded up to 30,000 civilian deaths in Iraq during the conflict with ISIS.
Thousands are still not accounted for.
Kelsey Zorzi, Director of Advocacy for Global Religious Freedom for ADF International, said: “Nobody should be persecuted because of their faith.
“We are deeply shaken by the discoveries of the U.N. investigation into the atrocities committed by ISIS in Northern Iraq.
“We hope that the terrible findings will propel the process forward to bring justice to the victims of genocide.
“We need to remind Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities in the Middle East that they have not been forgotten, that there is hope, and that we will continue to fight for them.
“Those responsible must be held to account.”