A mass grave containing about 123 dead people killed by ISIS has been discovered in Iraq, two years after the group was defeated.
The Badush prison massacre took place in 2014 and killed inmates as ISIS took over during the occupation of Mosul.
The terror group freed Sunni Muslims prisoners and forced 583 Shiite prisoners into trucks, before driven off to a place and shot all of them dead.
The mass grave was discovered after Iraq forces took over the area in March 2017, which is the only one left behind by ISIS, according to the United Nations.
A bid to identify the dead bodies, has led to the removal of it from the mass grave.
The government official task with identifying the bodies, Saleh Ahmed, said the work to find out who the people are is very difficult.
He said: “The heat is overwhelming, some remains are entangled, and there are snakes and scorpions everywhere.”
The United Nations believes more than 12,000 people are buried in graves as a result of ISIS atrocities.
Najm al-Jubburi, governor of the Nineveh province where the prison is located, said: “Thousands of families are waiting to know what happened to their relatives.”
Abbas Mohammed, whose son was jailed at Badush following his arrest by US forces in 2005, is still waiting for news of his son.
He said: “After 17 years of not knowing whether my son is alive or dead, I need an answer.”
Recall that in 2017, Iraq military men unearthed mass grave near the prison containing the dead bodies of 500 people executed by ISIS terror group.
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