Remains of dozens of women recovered in mass grave near Mosul



Iraqi security forces have found a mass grave in the country’s northern province of Nineveh containing the bodies of dozens of civilians, mostly women, whom are believed to have been executed by Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Captain Amir Wathiq told Arabic-language Basnews news agency that members of the Federal Police force unearthed the mass grave in Hammam al-Alil town, located around 25 kilometers south of the provincial capital city of Mosul, on Wednesday.

Wathiq added the mass grave contains the bodies of around 60 victims, noting that there are mostly the remains of women among the corpses. 

The provincial police official further noted that the bodies have been transferred to the forensic department in Mosul to undergo DNA tests.


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