Iraq: 200 Mass Graves for ISIS Victims Discovered

Published November 7th, 2018 - 08:40 GMT

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According to UN report, more than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of victims have been discovered in areas formerly controlled by ISIS terrorist group in Iraq.

"The mass grave sites documented in our report are a testament to harrowing human loss, profound suffering and shocking cruelty," said the UN's representative in Iraq, Jan Kubis. Continue reading below »

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The United Nations in Iraq (UNAMI) and its human rights office said they had documented a total of 202 mass graves in parts of western and northern Iraq held by IS between 2014 and 2017.(Safin HAMED / AFP)
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Image 1 of 9:  1 / 9The United Nations in Iraq (UNAMI) and its human rights office said they had documented a total of 202 mass graves in parts of western and northern Iraq held by IS between 2014 and 2017.(Safin HAMED / AFP)

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Members of the Yazidi minority search for clues, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. (Safin HAMED / AFP)
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Image 2 of 9:  2 / 9Members of the Yazidi minority search for clues, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. (Safin HAMED / AFP)

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The Islamic State group left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq containing up to 12,000 victims that could hold vital evidence of war crimes, the UN said November 6, 2018. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)
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Image 3 of 9:  3 / 9The Islamic State group left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq containing up to 12,000 victims that could hold vital evidence of war crimes, the UN said November 6, 2018. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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The United Nations in Iraq (UNAMI) and its human rights office said they had documented a total of 202 mass graves in parts of western and northern Iraq held by IS between 2014 and 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)
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Image 4 of 9:  4 / 9The United Nations in Iraq (UNAMI) and its human rights office said they had documented a total of 202 mass graves in parts of western and northern Iraq held by IS between 2014 and 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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a member of the Yazidi minority searches in a wallet for clues, that might lead him to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State. (Safin HAMED / AFP)
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Iraqis mourn near body-bags containing the remains of people believed to have been slain by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group lying on the ground at the Speicher camp in the Iraqi city of Tikrit. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)
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Image 6 of 9:  6 / 9Iraqis mourn near body-bags containing the remains of people believed to have been slain by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group lying on the ground at the Speicher camp in the Iraqi city of Tikrit. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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A member of the Iraqi security forces wearing protective clothes inspects a mass grave containing the remains of dozens of people killed by ISIS. (Ahmad AL-RUBAYE / AFP)
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Image 7 of 9:  7 / 9A member of the Iraqi security forces wearing protective clothes inspects a mass grave containing the remains of dozens of people killed by ISIS. (Ahmad AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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A members of the Yazidi minority search for clues, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State in Iraq. (Safin HAMED / AFP)
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Members of the Iraqi forces check a body they pulled from a mass grave they discovered in the Hamam al-Alil area after they recaptured the area from Islamic State. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)
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Image 9 of 9:  9 / 9Members of the Iraqi forces check a body they pulled from a mass grave they discovered in the Hamam al-Alil area after they recaptured the area from Islamic State. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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The United Nations in Iraq (UNAMI) and its human rights office said they had documented a total of 202 mass graves in parts of western and northern Iraq held by IS between 2014 and 2017.(Safin HAMED / AFP)

Image 1 of 9The United Nations in Iraq (UNAMI) and its human rights office said they had documented a total of 202 mass graves in parts of western and northern Iraq held by IS between 2014 and 2017.(Safin HAMED / AFP)

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Members of the Yazidi minority search for clues, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. (Safin HAMED / AFP)

Image 2 of 9Members of the Yazidi minority search for clues, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. (Safin HAMED / AFP)

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The Islamic State group left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq containing up to 12,000 victims that could hold vital evidence of war crimes, the UN said November 6, 2018. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

Image 3 of 9The Islamic State group left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq containing up to 12,000 victims that could hold vital evidence of war crimes, the UN said November 6, 2018. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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The United Nations in Iraq (UNAMI) and its human rights office said they had documented a total of 202 mass graves in parts of western and northern Iraq held by IS between 2014 and 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

Image 4 of 9The United Nations in Iraq (UNAMI) and its human rights office said they had documented a total of 202 mass graves in parts of western and northern Iraq held by IS between 2014 and 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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a member of the Yazidi minority searches in a wallet for clues, that might lead him to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State. (Safin HAMED / AFP)

Image 5 of 9a member of the Yazidi minority searches in a wallet for clues, that might lead him to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State. (Safin HAMED / AFP)

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Iraqis mourn near body-bags containing the remains of people believed to have been slain by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group lying on the ground at the Speicher camp in the Iraqi city of Tikrit. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

Image 6 of 9Iraqis mourn near body-bags containing the remains of people believed to have been slain by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group lying on the ground at the Speicher camp in the Iraqi city of Tikrit. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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A member of the Iraqi security forces wearing protective clothes inspects a mass grave containing the remains of dozens of people killed by ISIS. (Ahmad AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

Image 7 of 9A member of the Iraqi security forces wearing protective clothes inspects a mass grave containing the remains of dozens of people killed by ISIS. (Ahmad AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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A members of the Yazidi minority search for clues, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State in Iraq. (Safin HAMED / AFP)

Image 8 of 9A members of the Yazidi minority search for clues, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State in Iraq. (Safin HAMED / AFP)

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Members of the Iraqi forces check a body they pulled from a mass grave they discovered in the Hamam al-Alil area after they recaptured the area from Islamic State. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

Image 9 of 9Members of the Iraqi forces check a body they pulled from a mass grave they discovered in the Hamam al-Alil area after they recaptured the area from Islamic State. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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