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.
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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