Officials discover mass grave in northern Iraq

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Friday, 05 September 2014


A mass grave containing at least two dozen people killed by the ISIL Takfiri militants is discovered in a troubled region which was previously overrun by terrorists.

Officials in Iraq’s Kurdistan region said on Thursday that they discovered the mass grave in the country’s volatile north.

Sources say at least 24 bodies have been recovered from the grave, which is located in Sulaiman Bek district.

The victims were apparently truck drivers kidnapped five months ago by the ISIL Takfiri militants.

Local officials also say an examination of the ID cards of the truck drivers showed that they were mostly from southern Iraq.

On Monday, the Iraqi soldiers and volunteers retook Sulaiman Bek and Yankaja, two towns in the north of Amerli, regarded as important militant strongholds.

In another chilling move, the ISIL has released a picture of a young child holding a Kalashnikov. The picture was posted by a British woman who has joined the ISIL militants in Syria.

She is now married to one of the militant commanders. Her parents say the photo may be showing her new family. The woman has also released another picture showing her holding a shotgun.

Britain has openly supported militancy in Syria to help topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Hundreds of British nationals have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight.

The ISIL violence has spilled over from Syria into neighboring Iraq.

The UK-based human rights group Amnesty International has also strongly condemned ISIL terrorists for committing "war crimes, including mass summary killings, beheadings, crucifixions, and abductions."

The ISIL terrorists have committed heinous crimes and threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds, during their advances in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL and its associated militant groups are blamed for numerous sacrilegious acts. The terrorist groups have links with Saudi intelligence and it is believed that they are being indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

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