Til Ezer

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Til Ezer

Til Êzêr

القحطانية
Village
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Til Ezer
Location in Iraq
Coordinates: 36°12′7″N41°41′13″E / 36.20194°N 41.68694°E / 36.20194; 41.68694 Coordinates: 36°12′7″N41°41′13″E / 36.20194°N 41.68694°E / 36.20194; 41.68694
CountryFlag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
Governorate Ninawa
District Sinjar District
Population
 (July 2014 [1] )
  Total28,000

Til Ezer ( ‹See Tfd› Kurdish : Tel Ezêr ,تل ئه‌زه‌ر, [2] [3] Arabic : القحطانية, also known in Arabic as al-Qaḥṭānīya or Qahtaniyah, also spelled Giruzer, Kar Izir, Kahtaniya) is a Yazidi village located in the Sinjar District of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq. The village is located south of the Sinjar Mount. It belongs to the disputed territories of Northern Iraq. It was one of two villages targeted in the 2007 Yazidi communities bombings against the local Yazidi community. [4] [5] [6] [7]

Til Ezer has exclusively Yazidi population. [1]

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References

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