Iraqi military finds grave sites of IS group victims

AP , Friday 25 Aug 2017

Iraqi military investigators say they have discovered two mass graves near a former Islamic State group prison near Mosul containing the bodies of 500 IS victims.

The Media Cell Security Investigation team said in a statement Friday that one grave near the Badoush Prison site contained the bodies of 470 prisoners killed by IS. It said a second grave contained 30 victims.

A security official who spoke on condition of anonymity says most of the victims are believed to be Shiite Muslims or other minorities. The Islamic State group is a Sunni extremist group.

A massacre at Badoush Prison in June 2014 left 600 male inmates dead. A patch of scraped earth and tire tracks show the likely killing site, according to exclusive photos obtained by the imagery intelligence firm AllSource Analysis.

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