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PNA- 7 Jan 15 – Five mass graves containing the remains of some 320 people believed to have been killed by the Islamic State militants have been found in the northern part of Iraq.

Residents of areas on the southern and western edges of Iraqi city of Mosul, currently controlled by IS, discovered the graves that also included the bodies of children, the witnesses said on Wednesday.

They added that some body parts in the graves are deemed to belong to members of Iraq’s Yazidi Kurds.

Last month, Kurdish Peshmerga forces discovered nine mass graves containing the bodies of Yazidi victims in the northwestern town of Sinjar.

IS started its campaign of terror in Iraq in early June 2014. The heavily-armed militants took control of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland.

Published by Peamner News Agency

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