Iraqi police find 2 mass graves in Ramadi

Mass graves containing around 40 people, including women and children, have been discovered in the Iraqi city of Ramadi

Iraqi police find 2 mass graves in Ramadi

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraqi police on Tuesday have discovered two mass graves in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, with bodies of about 40 people killed by ISIL militants during the group's reign of terror in the city, officials said.

The officials said ISIL militants who were captured and arrested after Iraqi forces routed the extremists from the Anbar provincial capital led authorities to the site of the mass graves, inside the city's soccer stadium.

Several bodies of women and children were those found in the two graves, along with bodies of men in civilian clothes, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar, fell to ISIL in May, a major setback for U.S.-allied Iraqi forces at the time. It was liberated in December.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Nisan 2016, 11:17