Iraqi PMUs uncover 10 mass graves near Hawijah


Iraqi pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units have found nearly a dozen mass graves containing bodies of security forces and civilians, who are believed to have been executed by DaeshTakfiri terrorists, on the outskirts of the recently-liberated town of Hawijah in Kirkuk province. 

The media bureau of the volunteer forces, commonly known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, announced in a statement on Saturday that the grisly discovery was made during a sweep in the southwest of Hawijah, located 45 kilometers west of Kirkuk, Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network reported.

The statement added that there were women and children among the victims, noting that Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters were coordinating with competent teams in order to identify the victims.

Meanwhile, Hashd al-Sha’abi forces have discovered a detention facility in Hawijah, used by Daesh terrorists to incarcerate people and subject the detainees to various forms of torture.


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