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Dhi Qar receives bodies of 2 Camp Speicher massacre victims

People killed in Camp Speicher massacre

Local authorities in Dhi Qar on Monday said they received bodies of two civilians who had died in Camp Speicher massacre.

A senior security official in the district of Qalat Sakar Yasser al-Moussawi said the two bodies were handed over to the local authorities on Sunday.

He also added the bodies were handed over to their relatives, who managed to identify them after undergoing DNA tests.

The local council of the district will meet the relatives of the victims after the end of consolation ceremonials to discuss with them the way to get compensations from the federal government.

The massacre took place shortly after ISIS terrorists had controlled Mosul city in Nineveh governorate in 2014.

The victims were either shot or beheaded before their corpses were dumped into the Tigris River, which cuts through Tikrit. At the time of the attack, there were between 4,000 and 11,000 unarmed cadets in the camp.