A mass grave containing Christian civilians exists
in West Mosul which is yet under the Islamic State (IS) control, and the
fate of 100 Christians from Mosul remains unknown.
Ma'an Shlimon, the director of the Christian affairs in Duhok
province told BasNews that 13 Christians, including 10 women, have so
far been freed from the grip of IS.
Shlomo Organization for documenting the crimes committed against
Christians in Iraq said the IS militants abducted 150 Christians from
Batnaya, Qaraqosh and Tal Kef areas whose fate is still unclear.
Khals Aichoa Barbar, the head of the organization, told BasNews that
so far only two Christians have been found dead who were shot by the IS
militants in Qaraqosh. However no mass graves of Christians have been
discovered in Nineveh Plains, he said.
A number of Christians have been executed in Baghdad School on the
right coast of Mosul who have been buried in a mass grave inside the
school, "but we have no knowledge of the number of victims in the
grave," Barbar said.
"We are waiting for the liberation of the right coast of the city to document the grave," he said.
The official added that around 4,000 Christians from Nineveh Plains
were displaced to Duhok after the extremist organization took over Mosul
back in 2014.