Mass grave found in northern Iraq

October 28th, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Mosul (Iraq), Oct 28 (Xinhua) Security forces have found 20 decomposed bodies in a deserted house in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, the police said Tuesday.The mass grave was discovered at a deserted house in Tal Afar town, some 80 km west of the provincial capital of Mosul, an official said requesting anonymity.

The information about the house was passed on to the security forces by the local residents, he said. The town has a mixed population of Kurdish, Shia and Sunni communities.

The Nineveh province, some 400 km north of Baghdad, has been the scene of sectarian violence since the start of the US-led war against the militants in the country in 2003. The province is considered one of the last strongholds of the Al Qaeda militants in Iraq.

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