New Mass Grave Found in Salahaddin
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New Mass Grave Found in Salahaddin

ERBIL - A new mass grave has been found in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin, believed to contain bodies of victims of Islamic State (IS) brutality.

Mohammed Othman, a spokesperson for Salahaddin Police, confirmed the report to BasNews and pointed out that it was discovered in a village in Salahaddin province.

He further noted that the mass grave contained at least 20 bodies who were possible to have been killed by the Islamic State over the past few years.

Available information indicates that the victims were probably killed two or three years ago, the spokesperson added, noting that after the exhumation of the bodies and DNA tests will be taken to identify the victims.

The jihadist group, that still poses a serious threat to the security forces and civilians in various areas of the country, attacked Iraq in 2014 and overran a vast territory in the region.