Von Libyen in den Irak: Massengräber
Die Erbschaft des alten Nahen Ostens findet sich fast täglich in der Region. Eine davon: Massengräber.
A top Iraqi military official announced on Tuesday that they have uncovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 50 people massacred by the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Kirkuk province.
"The technical division of the Federal Police discovered a mass grave in a village in Kirkuk during a security search raid," Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesperson of the Iraqi Armed Forces said in a tweet on Tuesday night.
Rasool added that the mass grave "contained the bodies of 50 people who were executed by Daesh [ISIS] terrorists during their control over the region."
The remains of 12 people have been discovered in more mass graves near the Libyan city of Tarhuna, in an area occupied until recently by forces aligned with rogue leader Khalifa Hifter.
The discovery, in the Mashrou Rabt district of Tarhuna, is the latest grisly discovery in the area since the Kaniyat militia aligned with Hifter's forces was repelled from the area in May amid a counteroffensive by the Tripoli-based government.
So far, local reports have indicated that at least one hundred bodies have been discovered in collective graves in areas formerly under the control of Hifter’s forces around Tripoli.