UN excavates 12 mass graves in Iraq

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2019-05-24T23:40:34+0000

A UN team investigating the crimes of the Daesh terror organization in Iraq unearthed 12 mass graves, according to a recent UN report.

In the report sent to the UN Security Council, the team said their efforts in the region were focused on three initial investigations: the massacre of Yazidis in 2014, crimes committed in the northern city of Mosul in 2016, and the mass killing of the Iraqi military in the northern city of Tikrit in 2014.

The document contains evidence collected from 12 mass graves as well as from the relatives of the victims.

The team stressed in the report that it was prepared to share the evidence with the relevant countries and courts in order to file charges against Daesh for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Since October 2018, a UN team has been working in the region to investigate and confirm the crimes of the terror group in Iraq.

Turkey, Sweden, Germany and Saudi Arabia support the efforts of this team with their own specialists and intelligence experts.

*Writing by Beyza Binnur Donmez

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