Iraqi, Syrian Forces Find 72 Mass Graves since ISIS Rise

Iraqi, Syrian Forces Find 72 Mass Graves since ISIS Rise
Tue Aug 30, 2016 17:47:50

The Iraqi and Syrian authorities found 72 mass graves in the two war-ravaged countries since the start of terrorist activities by the ISIS and other groups.

According to al-Ahd news website, one of the 17 mass graves discovered in Syria holds the bodies of 5,200 to 15,000 corpses and hundreds of members of a single tribe that was almost completely exterminated when the ISIL violently took over their region.

Also in Iraq, 600 bodies were found in of Badush central prison near Mosul and 500 inmates were buried in the jail.

According to survivors’ accounts, the ISIL militants systematically executed some 600 male inmates from a Badush prison on June 10, 2014.

The ISIS broke into Badush the day they captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, which is 10 kilometers southeast of the prison. The gunmen herded up to 1,500 inmates onto trucks and drove them to an isolated stretch of desert about 2 kilometers from the prison, survivors said.

The fighters separated out several hundred Sunni and a small number of Christian men and drove them away in trucks, the witnesses said. They then robbed and insulted the Shia and other remaining prisoners, marched them to a ravine, and forced them to form one long line along its edge. There, they made the inmates count their number in the line before opening fire, FNA reported.


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