Mass graves detected in Iraq

Iraqi army check a mass grave nearby Hawija, 11 Nov 2017Image copyright
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Iraqi army check a site where they contend hundreds of bodies have been buried

Mass graves containing during slightest 400 bodies have been found nearby Hawija, an Iraqi city that was assigned by Islamic State (IS) fighters until final month.

Kirkuk province’s governor, Rakan Said, pronounced they were found during an airbase only outward a city.

Some of a victims were in municipal garments though others were wearing a jumpsuits that IS used to dress people who were cursed to death.

Mr Said pronounced a bottom had been “turned into an execution ground”.

General Mortada al-Luwaibi pronounced a Iraqi troops found a graves after internal residents gave “witness accounts”.

Iraqi army have detected dozens of mass graves in areas that were once underneath IS control. Last year a Associated Press published a consult of mass graves that identified 72 sites. They could enclose from 5,200 to some-more than 15,000 bodies, a news group said.

Since afterwards a troops has retaken some-more belligerent from IS.

Hawija is 240km (150 miles) north of Baghdad and was retaken final month after being underneath IS control given 2013.

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