In Iraq found a mass grave with four thousand bodies. As reported on Saturday, February 25, The Telegraph, is the largest mass grave in the country.
According to the newspaper, the militants of the “Islamic state” (IG; the activities of the group banned in Russia) began to use the naturally formed crater in the area Hasfa for burial almost immediately after seized Mosul in 2014. It is not far from the road connecting the city with Baghdad.
Witnesses say that the terrorists in trucks took people to the funnel, shot them and dumped the bodies into the pit. Of the people killed were security forces, captured during the capture of Mosul.
On 24 February, the Iraqi army has taken control of Mosul airport and seized the nearby camp of the militants. The week before the Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi announced the beginning of the offensive on the Western areas of the city. In January government forces liberated the Eastern part of Mosul.
Mosul is the unofficial capital of ISIS in Iraq. Ground military operation to liberate the city began on 17 October 2016. It involves units of the regular Iraqi army, the Kurdish militia and formation of volunteers. The international coalition led by the US is providing air and artillery support.