A joint fact-finding committee will be formed between the Iraqi government and Yezidi leaders in Syria to investigate the reports which claimed that the Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded nearly 50 Kurdish Yezidi women in their last enclave in eastern Syrian village of Baghouz.
Speaking to BasNews, Saido Chato, head of Nineveh Provincial Council, said the committee will be tasked to firstly reveal the true identity of the victims whose bodies were discovered in a mass grave near Baghouz.
The official noted that the joint committee will be returning the bodies to their homeland in Sinjar if investigations determined that they are from the Yezidi community.
IS is losing its last pocket in eastern Syria and the fate of nearly 3,000 Yezidi abductees remains unknown. People form the religious minority group hope their relatives could be found and rescued after IS’s final defeat.