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3 mass graves found in Iraq

A Daesh soldier stands in front of people as they dig their own graves [File photo]
A Daesh soldier stands in front of people as they dig their own graves [File photo]

The Iraqi government found three mass graves yesterday containing the remains of individuals executed by Daesh in the Anbar province, in the west of the country.

Head of the Martyrs Committee for the Anbar province, Ammar Nouri, told the Anadolu Agency that the Committee’s Department of Mass Graves Affairs found three mass graves in various areas across the province, which contained the remains of civilians and Iraqi forces executed by Daesh.

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Nouri added: “The first mass grave was found in Al-Karma area, 53 kilometres east of Al-Ramadi. It contained dozes of bodies belonging to civilians and members of the Iraqi army.”

“The second grave was located in Al-Askaria, west of Fallujah, and contained the remains of Iraqi soldiers executed shortly after Daesh had captured the city, while the third one is located in central Ramadi and also contained Iraqi soldiers’ remains.”

He stated that a specialised committee from the state and a forensic team will dig up the graves soon to identify the victims and perform DNA tests to identify them.

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