Mass grave in former ISIS-held city found

Mass grave in former ISIS-held city found

Iraqi troops have found a mass grave in the western city of Ramadi containing the bodies of 40 men believed to have been executed by the ISIS group, an official from a Martyrs Committee for Anbar province, Ammar Nuri al-Dulaimi, said.

An army colonel, who asked not to be named, said troops had uncovered the mass grave during a sweep of the Al-Tach neighbourhood in the south of Ramadi, capital of the province.

Al-Dulaimi noted that the bodies had bullet wounds to the head, suggesting they were executed by ISIS.

The army retook the city in December 2015.

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