50 mass graves uncovered in territory once held by the Islamic State, United Nations reports

50 mass graves. How many human bodies to a grave, 100? 200? I do not know. It wrenches my heart to think of all these lives snuffed out like a candle put out at the end of a ritual. How this much hurt the Beloved. Stop the Violence NOW.

Peace and Freedom

AFP

© AFP/File | Iraqi security forces and medical staff collect the remains of people killed by the Islamic State group from a mass grave on January 26, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) – More than 50 mass graves have been discovered in territory formerly controlled by Islamic State group fighters in Iraq, including three burial pits in a football field, the UN envoy said Friday.

Jan Kubis told the Security Council that evidence of the “heinous crimes” committed by the jihadists in Iraq were being uncovered as territory is retaken from IS.

“More than 50 mass graves have been discovered so far in several areas of Iraq,” he said.

Iraqi forces, with backing from the US-led coalition that carries out daily air strikes against IS, have retaken significant ground from the jihadists in recent months.

In the city of Ramadi, three graves containing a total of up to 40…

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2 thoughts on “50 mass graves uncovered in territory once held by the Islamic State, United Nations reports

  1. Oh no, although I hit “like,” of course I don’t like this at all, but I am glad the news is getting out and would like to ask those who say we should not take refugees, what they would do if people around them were being slaughtered. Would they run across national boundaries and would they wish there was someone to take them in? just like all Americans are not religious extremists, neither are all Iraquis violent jihadists. Every type of person occurs everywhere on earth. Cutting out immigration from one country or one religion will not keep the violence at bay.

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