Mosul IS battle: 'Remains of prisoners' found at mass grave site

Mosul IS battle: 'Remains of prisoners' found at mass grave site

More evidence has been discovered of a reported massacre in 2014 of up to 600 inmates at Badoush prison near Mosul, Iraqi forces say.

The Shia-led Hashd al-Shaabi forces said human remains had been found at the site "with prison uniforms".

So-called Islamic State (IS) is alleged to have killed hundreds of inmates, most of them Shia Muslims, when it seized Mosul in 2014.

Badoush prison was recaptured earlier this week.

A spokesman for the Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary forces, Karim Nouri, said the bodies had been "lined up in a way that indicates they were shot dead in groups".


On Saturday, Iraqi forces said that a "large mass grave" had been found that contained the remains of hundreds of "civilian prisoners who were executed by (IS) gangs after they controlled the prison during their occupation of Mosul".

The news follows a 2014 report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) which said that hundreds of male inmates were murdered by IS gunmen at the time.

"We are waiting for forensic teams and human rights officials to begin unearthing the grave to uncover the whole story," Mr Nouri said on Sunday.

Mosul IS battle: 'Remains of prisoners' found at mass grave site

Mosul IS battle: 'Remains of prisoners' found at mass grave site



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