In North-Central Iraq from the grave at the presidential Palace in Tikrit got the remains of 89 bodies that probably belong to victims of the militants of the terrorist group ISIS.
This was announced by the representative of special services of Iraq news Agency dpa on condition of anonymity, reports DW.
I assume that these soldiers were captured during the escape from the military base nearby in mid-2014, when ISIS took control over large parts of North and West Iraq.
These territories inhabited by mainly Sunni Muslims, this sect of Islam carry themselves and the militants. Then the Islamists declared that they executed 1,700 soldiers is unacceptable for them to the Shiite branch of Islam, while 800 soldiers Sunnis supposedly «pardoned».
Tikrit was liberated from ISIS in March 2015. During the investigation, human rights activists from the Human Rights Watch has found that mass executions took place in the Palace complex. After the expulsion of ISIS in the city found several mass graves.
We will remind, on January 18-19, in the framework of the operation to release Mosul, Iraqi security forces have cleared terrorists from the «Islamic state» area of the city, which houses government buildings, as well as all the Eastern neighborhoods.
In Iraq discovered the remains of 89 bodies of alleged victims of ISIS 22.01.2017