6 Jun 2016

Iraq army finds mass military grave in IS territory

11:20 am on 6 June 2016

A mass grave containing the remains of about 400 people has been found near the Islamic State-controlled city of Fallujah, in Iraq.

Military sources say Iraqi forces uncovered the grave in the north-western suburb of Saqalawiya, a day after the government said it had recaptured the largely agricultural area from Islamic State.

They said most of the remains belonged to military personnel who were detained and killed by IS.

There has been no official confirmation in Baghdad.