Iraqi Forces Discover another Mass Grave in Mosul

Iraqi Forces Discover another Mass Grave in Mosul
Tue Dec 20, 2016 21:01:41

Iraqi forces discovered another mass grave south of the city of Mosul as the Iraqi military forces and their allies continue their clearing operation in areas liberated since the start of the operation to retake the Northern Iraqi city.

The gruesome discovery was made just less than a month after the Iraqi forces found a mass grave containing the remains of 200 suspected victims of the ISIS executions in a village recently retaken from the terrorists near Mosul.

The newly-discovered grave, said to contain dead bodies of at least tens of the executed by the ISIL, was found near Mosul in Hammam al-Alil.

Hammam al-Alil is the last major settlement along the Tigris River before Mosul itself, located some 30 miles (50km) South of the city. Those executed were members of the police.

Iraqi forces have recently taken control of major towns in areas near Mosul as well as several neighborhoods within the city.

Iraqi forces have discovered a number of ISIL mass graves in the country’s liberated districts, among them the one found in November near the agricultural college of the town of Hammam al-Alil, South of Mosul.

Since ISIS militants captured vast areas in Northern Iraq in 2014, they have carried out mass killings of security-forces personnel as well as members of ethnic and religious minorities.

However, since the launch of the operation to liberate Mosul three weeks ago, the UN has reported new atrocities by the militants in the area.

As the Iraqi forces continue to clear the suburbs of Mosul in an ongoing offensive, new evidence of gruesome crimes conducted by the terrorist group in the area have been discovered, including numerous mass graves containing hundreds of decapitated corpses, many of which presumably belong to former members of local law enforcement, FNA reported.

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