Mass grave containing 100 bodies found in town south of Mosul, Iraq says

Updated 12:38 PM EST, Mon November 7, 2016
Iraq's federal police reach hills overlooking Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, on Friday.
PHOTO: Iraq Federal Police
Iraq's federal police reach hills overlooking Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, on Friday.

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Iraqi forces had launched an attack on the town Saturday

Special investigators are being sent to site of the grave, at an agricultural school

(CNN) —  

A mass grave containing the remains of about 100 beheaded civilians has been discovered inside a school in a town south of Mosul, Iraq’s military said in a statement Monday.

The mass grave was found by Iraqi forces in the School of Agriculture on the outskirts of Hammam al-Alil, a town that was recaptured from ISIS on Monday, Iraq’s Joint Military Command said.

“Gangs of ISIS militants continue to commit crimes against our people,” the statement said.

01:01 - Source: CNN Business
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Beheadings and mass graves have become a hallmark of the Sunni terror group.

Special teams are being sent to the site to investigate the killings, the statement said. Beheadings and mass graves have become a hallmark of the Sunni terror group.

Iraq’s federal police forces and army troops attacked Hammam al-Alil – about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) south of Mosul and the last significant settlement on the Tigris River before reaching that city – on Saturday.