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Iraq to open tomb of 2,000 civilians killed by Daesh

The Iraqi government is seeking to open a “Al-Khasfa” tomb in the country’s northern governorate of Nineveh, where some 2,000 bodies of civilians killed by Daesh are buried, local media reported yesterday. Saad Al-Abdali, a member of the Iraqi Council of Ministers’ board, told Assabah that the opening of the[…]

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Violation of graves “an act of provocation”

The violation of graves at the Mowbray cemetery has been roundly condemned, with calls for the police to bring the culprits swiftly to book. About 80 gravesites at the burial grounds located near Groote Schuur hospital were tampered with, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with most of the[…]

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139 bodies found in suspected migrant graves

Malaysia has said it believes 139 people are buried in graves at remote detention camps used by people smugglers on the Thai border which were discovered on the weekend. Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said on Thursday that each grave site contained the remains of one person, not multiple[…]

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Bosnia buries 284 war victims

Thousands gathered Sunday for a final farewell to 284 people killed in Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war, after their remains were exhumed from one of the largest mass graves found in the country. “I hope it will be easier now,” said 48-year old Suad Tatarevic, who came to bury some 40 family[…]

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Bosnia floods unearth graves

The remains of 24 people, believed to be Muslims killed during Bosnia’s 1990s war, were exhumed from several graves unearthed by May’s devastating floods, an official said Friday. Floodwaters removed a three-metre (10 feet) layer of ground exposing several small graves on the left bank of the Bosna river in[…]

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