In the arid summer heat and the dry earth of northern Iraq, human remains are quickly stripped to the bone as the flesh rots away. Wild animals help the process along by feeding off the corpses that lie exposed.
“There were 84 members of a larger extended family that were separated (men from women) in this location. The family were farmers and there was a group of houses in Hamadan that housed this family. The family did not flee on Aug. 3. On Aug. 4, IS came to their farmlands and rounded them up. The women were locked inside a building and the men were massacred at this site. Only one male family member survived, because he was not in the area on Aug. 3. [ ... ] He reconstructed the massacre event through the testimony of kidnapped female family members who were later rescued. The women saw IS jihadists marching the males to a bean field and then heard the shots. [ ... ] Of the 84 family members, 63 were women and children that were hauled off.”SHOW MORE