Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) have executed more than 500 Iraqis and dumped their bodies in a mass grave west of Mosul, in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Governorate, officials reported on Saturday.
The pro-government Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) said in a statement that they have found a mass grave about 15km west of Mosul city.
“Over 500 dead bodies have been dumped by ISIS terrorists into this huge mass grave. Most of the victims were prisoners in the ISIS-run Badoush detention centre,” the PMU leadership said.
According to local sources, thousands of people have been massacred by ISIS and buried in separate mass graves in and around Mosul city over the past three years.
“With the advance of the US-backed forces into Mosul, we expect more of such mass graves to be discovered,” Iraqi journalist Redi Osso told ARA News.
Human Rights Watch reported earlier that ISIS has executed at least 600 prisoners in the Badoush prison since the group took over Mosul in June 2014.
Reporting by: Siber Haji | Source: ARA News
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