translated from Spanish: The Islamic State left more than 200 mass graves in Iraq

United Nations discovered more than 200 mass graves with thousands of corpses in areas of Iraq that were controlled by the militia of the terrorist Islamic State (EI), announced today the High Commissioner of the United Nations for human rights, Michelle Bachelet. There are surely more than the 202 documented to the North and East of Nineveh, Kirkuk, Salah al Din and Anbar region, said in the Swiss city of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. «These graves contain the remains of those who were cruelly murdered by disagree with twisted ideology and (the Islamic State) mandate, including ethnic and religious minorities,» Bachelet said. The graves date between 2014 and 2017. The evidence that is collected from these mass graves are important to bringing perpetrators to justice, said United Nations. The smaller pit, West of Mosul, contains eight bodies, while that which is believed to be the largest houses the remains of more than one thousand people. The Islamic State occupied large areas of Iraq from mid-2014 until last year. Iraq declared victory on the radicals in December, after an open three year war in which Baghdad was supported United States military. The systematic violations of human rights committed by the Islamic State could be classified as crimes against humanity or genocide. For families, it is difficult to find their relatives missing due to bureaucratic procedures, that are asked to report the disappearance five different authorities, according to the report.



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