Iraqi officials reported on Saturday that a bomb rigged mass grave believed to hold the remains of more than one hundred and twenty people killed by the Islamic State group was discovered in northern Iraq.
Officials said that it is the sixth mass grave discovered in or around the town of Sinjar since it was recaptured from the Islamic State group earlier in the month.
The Islamic State group invaded Sinjar in August 2014 enslaving, raping and killing members of the Yazidi minority. The United Nations has said the attacks against the Yazidi people are possibly genocide.
Iraqi authorities said that another mass grave discovered in the region which contained the remains of an estimated eighty woman said to be between the ages of forty and eighty who were deemed too old to be enslaved or raped,resulting in their execution.