World: IS left 200 mass graves in Iraq - UN - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

WorldIS left 200 mass graves in Iraq - UN

13:30  06 november  2018
13:30  06 november  2018 Source:   bbc.com

Vandalism and neglect haunt Libya's ancient heritage sites

Vandalism and neglect haunt Libya's ancient heritage sites Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene in eastern Libya, a city founded by Greeks more than 2,600 years ago that once attracted tourists but is now neglected and the target of vandals.

More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been found in areas of Iraq that were once controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group, a UN The sites, the report notes, contain critical evidence that will not only identify the victims but also help prosecutors build cases for war crimes

More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been found in areas of Iraq that were once controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group, a UN It was eventually vanquished by a US-led air campaign backed by Iraqi government forces and allied militias on the ground, although pockets of

IS left 200 mass graves in Iraq - UN© AFP Mosul, in Ninevah province, was a key IS stronghold in Iraq until July 2017 More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been found in areas of Iraq that were once controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group, a UN investigation has found.

The graves were found in the north and western governorates of Nineveh, Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Anbar.

They could contain as many as 12,000 victims, the UN report said.

IS seized parts of Iraq in 2014 and imposed brutal rule, commonly killing anyone of whom it disapproved.

It was eventually vanquished by a US-led air campaign backed by Iraqi government forces and allied militias on the ground, although pockets of IS activity remain in some areas.

Mass shootings are Americans’ fastest rising fear

Mass shootings are Americans’ fastest rising fear On Saturday morning (Oct 27.), 11 people were killed at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the seventh mass shooting of 2017…

The United Nations has said more than 200 mass graves containing up to 12,000 victims were left behind by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq . Even more sites could be uncovered in the months to come, the UN 's human rights office and its mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said

More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been found in areas of Iraq that were once controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group, a UN investigation has found. Eurasia Diary report to citing BBC, the graves were found in the north and western governorates of Nineveh, Kirkuk

The sites, the report notes, contain critical evidence that will not only identify the victims but also help prosecutors build cases for war crimes, crimes against humanity and possibly genocide.

The report said 202 mass graves had been documented so far, including 95 in Ninevah, 37 in Kirkuk, 36 in Salah al-Din and 24 in Anbar.

Investigators estimate between 6,000-12,000 victims are buried at the sites, including women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, foreign workers, and members of the Iraqi security forces.

IS left 200 mass graves in Iraq - UN© Reuters Civilians flee as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul

"The mass grave sites documented in our report are a testament to harrowing human loss, profound suffering and shocking cruelty," said Ján Kubiš, the UN Secretary General's special representative for Iraq.

Mass shootings are Americans’ fastest rising fear

Mass shootings are Americans’ fastest rising fear On Saturday morning (Oct 27.), 11 people were killed at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the seventh mass shooting of 2017…

BAGHDAD — Over 200 mass graves holding as many as 12,000 bodies have been found in areas of Iraq once controlled by the Islamic State, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The findings were highlighted in a joint report released by the United Nations mission to Iraq and the Office of the High

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – ISIS militants left behind more than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of people, according to a United Jan Kubis, the UN secretary-general’s representative to Iraq , said identifying the bodies and determining what happened will help bereaved

"Determining the circumstances surrounding the significant loss of life will be an important step in the mourning process for families and their journey to secure their rights to truth and justice."

Significant challenges facing families of the missing are also highlighted. Currently, they have to register with five separate Iraqi offices to try to establish the fate of their loved ones.

The report calls for a public, centralised registry of missing persons as well as a federal Office of Missing Persons.

Iraq's war with IS

  • January 2014: Forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant capture the cities of Falluja and Ramadi
  • June 2014: The jihadists take Mosul, Iraq's second city, after a six-day battle
  • 29 June 2014: ISIL changes its name to Islamic State, announcing a new caliphate under Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • August 2014: IS captures Sinjar. Some 200,000 civilians, mostly Yazidis, flee to the Sinjar mountains, prompting US-aided air drops
  • March 2015: Iraqi forces and allied Shia militias retake Tikrit
  • December 2015: Ramadi recaptured
  • June 2016: Falluja retaken
  • October 2016: Iraqi forces, Shia militias, Kurdish units and international allies lay siege to Mosul
  • July 2017: Mosul retaken
  • December 2017: Iraq's PM announces an end to the war with IS

Greece unearths remnants of ancient city of Tenea.

Greek archaeologists have discovered jewellery, dozens of coins and remnants of a housing settlement affirming the location of an ancient city thought to have been founded by survivors of the Trojan War in the 12th or 13th century BCE.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!