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Mass grave of 50 police, army personnel’s relics found in Hawija

Iraqi forces have unearthed a mass grave, composed of relics of army and police personnel in southwestern Kirkuk, the military media reported on Friday.

 

Iraqi forces have unearthed a mass grave, composed of relics of army and police personnel in southwestern Kirkuk, the military media reported on Friday.

“A mass grave composed of relics of 50 army and police personnel was found in al-Bakara village in Hawija. They were executed by the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization,” the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said on Friday.

“All legal measures were taken to open the grave and check the relics,” the statement added.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and the Joint Operations Command announced on September 21, the launch of first phase of operations to liberate Hawija and eastern Shirqat, north of Salahuddin. Federal Police, Rapid Response and the pro-government Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) took part in the attack, according to the command.

 

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