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A fallen Yazidi defender of Sinjar


Grave of General Khery

This is the grave of Murad Khery, a Yazidi Peshmerga general, who fought against ISIS near Mount Sinjar in the summer of 2014. Thanks to his efforts more Yazidis were able to flee from the jihadists and thus escape murder or slavery. Murad Khery was killed in battle, falling victim to a rocket attack on 22 October 2014. To honour him and his heroism, he was buried in Lalish, the holiest place of worship for the Yazidi people.

Categories: Faces of the East Iraq Naher Osten

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