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​Almost 600 exhumed at Iraq’s Speicher ISIS massacre site

Latest Update: June 11, 2015 | 177 Views

The remains of 597 people, slaughtered last year at the Speicher military base by Islamic State militants have been exhumed, Iraq’s human rights minister announced.

The mostly Shiite recruits were slaughtered in June 2014, when jihadists captured the area around Tikrit.

The number victims of the so-called Speicher Massacre is estimated to be over 1,000 men.

After execution, some were pushed into the Tigris River, while other were buried in different locations.


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