Remains of 23 Yazidis found in Iraq mass grave: Official

The remains of 23 men from Iraq`s Yazidi religious minority were found when a mass grave was excavated in northern Iraq, an official said Saturday.

AFP| Updated: Feb 07, 2015, 15:44 PM IST

Arbil: The remains of 23 men from Iraq`s Yazidi religious minority were found when a mass grave was excavated in northern Iraq, an official said Saturday.

A team opened the grave, which was found near the village of Bardiyan based on a tip from a local resident, on Friday, said Fuad Othman, a spokesman for the Kurdish regional government.