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Iraq uncovers mass grave of Daesh victims in Mosul

A skull is shown at a mass grave May 14, 2003 in Mahaweel, central Iraq [Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images]

Iraqi security forces in Nineveh province yesterday uncovered a mass grave containing the remains of 65 government employees killed by the Daesh terrorist group.

“The security forces found the remains inside a mass grave in the district of Al-Baaj,” Nineveh Police Captain Ali Hassan said.

According to the Iraqi official, a majority of the victims used to work for the province’s Independent Electoral Commission.

Last year, the United Nations said more than 200 mass graves have been found in parts of Iraq that were under Daesh control.

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