Iraqi police officer reacts after finding innocent young bodies in mass grave

March 19, 2017 | By | Reply More

Iraqi police officer was among the first to discover a mass grave containing at least 24 bodies, many of them children.

iraqi policeThe officer is working in Mosul, Iraq, which was recently re-taken from the Islamic State.

Over 100,000 people have poured out of west Mosul in less than three weeks as Iraqi troops advancing in their battle to retake the area from jihadists.

Iraqi armed forces with the help of US coalition launched a major push last month to recapture west Mosul, thickly populated urban area still held by the Islamic State group with an estimated 750,000 residents when the battle began.

Iraqi troops, Special Forces units and police have made steady progress in the area, forcing Islamic State out of a series of neighbourhoods and retaking important sites such as the airport, Mosul museum, train station and provincial government headquarters.

More than 97,000 people have been displaced from west Mosul from the mid February till march 15 2017, the International Organization for Migration said on its official Twitter account.
It marks an increase of around 17,000 from the displacement figure the IOM released the previous day, though this does not necessarily indicate that all of those additional people fled in the past 24 hours.

The IOM also said that Iraqi government figures indicated a total of more than 116,000 people from west Mosul had gone through a screening site south of the city.

Men, women and children carrying their possessions sometimes walk for hours before arriving at a security forces checkpoint.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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