Mass Grave

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Mass graves in Iraq are characterized as unmarked sites containing at least six bodies,Most of the graves discovered to date correspond to one of five major atrocities perpetrated by the regime,about 85% of the mass graves in Iraq contain Iraqi Kurds, who were killed in a genocidal act just because of their ethnicity.

1-  Az zubayr : Us military investigated mass grave of Iran-Iraq war casualties / CJTF-7 News / 5/6/2003

2-  Abul khasim : Unconfirmed grave site near Abul Khasim, 20kms (13miles) south of Basra / BBC  News / 5/9/2003

3-  Abu Hasib : DART/APU visited site 20kms SE of Basra on may 17.HRW visited may 14. Locals report 1.000 / DART/APU Assessment / 5/17/2003

4-  Basra : Locals disinterred over 125 corpses. many believed to be Shi’it Muslims executed in 1999 / DART cable- Kuwait 2259 / 5/12/2003

5-  Ad Diwaniyah : DART visited site may 21. Twelve (12) corpses found in Ba ‘ath party security complex / BBC  News / 5/28/2003

6-  Najaf : Coalition reports 5 known mass graves in area. Locals disinterred. 500 corpses at site at makhazen. 20km   from   Shi’ite holy city / The Guardian / 5/12/2003 .

7-  Amara : Up to 300 remains disinterred at a site    8kms outside of Amara. / DART/APU Assessment / 5/15/2003 .

8-  Al hillah : DART/APU visited site 3 kms south of Al Hillah on may 3.Locals disinterred 50 sets of remains and estimate 500 remains from 1991. / Human Right watch / 5/5/2003 .

9-  Imam Bakir : Locals discovered 40-50 victims from 1991 on may 2. HRW interviewed Locals / Associated press. Kuwait 2378 / 5/2/2003 .

10-  Karbala : Locals excavated 45 remains on may 16. Human Rights Society in Karbala told DART there are 29 sites in area / DART  Kuwait 2296 / 5/16/2003 .

11-  Almusayyib : DART& ORHA Visited site NW of Al Musayyib. Babil on may 28.Over 600 corpses exhumed by may 28 and exhumations continue / Human Rights watch / 5/28/2003 .

12-  Al mahawil : Over 600 victims from 1991 found at a clay pit and brick factory. Site visited by HRW on may 13 / Human Rights watch / 5/13/2003 .

13-  Al mahawil : At nearby open field.2000- 3000 corpses exhumed. Locals estimate as many as 15,000.HRW Visited site on may 13. / BBC News / 5/13/2003

14-  Salman Pak : Locals forced to bury more than 100 bodies in April 2003. Site visited by Us Army june7 / DART/APU Assessment / 6/7/2003 .

15-  Radwaniyah : DART/APU visited Radwaniyah Prison site on may 13. not enough evidence to  warrant more extensive investigation / Iraqi National Congress / 5/13/2003 .

16  Habbaniyeh : Mass grave of app. 600 kuwaiti POWs from 1991 war discovered by Iraqi National Congress. / DART/APU / 5/16/2003 .

17-  Kirkuk : DART/APU visited may 9.. Locals estimate between 400 and 2000 corpses from 1991.Remains of 200 children found in Debs. / DART/APU / 5/9/2003

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