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KRG plans to exhume Kurdish mass graves, return corpses from Iraq

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The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will finalize the plan to exhume several mass graves of Kurdish victims and bring the corpses back to Kurdistan, an official said on Monday.

In remarks, Fuad Hussein, a spokesperson for KRG’s Ministry of Anfal and Martyrs Affairs, said that they have been working with Iraqi counterparts to set a timeline for the process of exhuming the mass graves in the nearest future.

Earlier this year, Kurdish and Iraqi officials established a joint committee to locate and unearth the mass graves in southern Iraq.

In April, officials said three mass graves were found in Muthanna province near the border with Saudi Arabia. They revealed that the preliminary investigations demonstrate that the victims are Kurds.

Hussein said each of the mass graves is believed to contain more than 100 corpses.

Last Modified: Monday، 15 July 2019 06:53 PM