Another mass grave found in Iraq

March 8th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, March 8 (Xinhua) Iraqi security forces discovered a mass grave containing at least 100 bodies in Iraq’s Diyala province, the US military said Saturday. The site of the mass grave was discovered Friday. Initial reports said it might contain remains of 100 decomposed bodies, the US military said in a statement.

“The skeletal remains appear to have been in the grave for a long time,” it said.

The US military said they have not yet determined who might be responsible for the killing and burial. The finding is currently being investigated.

Diyala province has long been the stronghold of Al Qaeda militants.

US and Iraqi security forces regularly discover mass graves in different parts of Iraq. However, the latest is one of the largest finds in recent months.

Last month, the Iraqi security forces discovered another mass grave containing 50 bodies in an open area near the city of Samarra, some 120 km north of Baghdad, during an operation against Al Qaeda militants.

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