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Iraq: Sinkhole where IS dumped victims' bodies discovered near Tal Afar04:52

Iraq: Sinkhole where IS dumped victims' bodies discovered near Tal Afar

Iraq, Tel Afar
August 11, 2020 at 06:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Iraqi authorities have reportedly found a sinkhole where the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISiS/ISIL) allegedly executed and dumped the bodies of several victims near the city of Tal Afar, as shown in footage from Monday.

The hole, reportedly known as Alu Antar well, is 50 metres (164 feet) wide, 90 metres (295 feet) deep and located some 5 km (3 miles) north of Tal Afar, which in turn lies some 63 km (39 miles) west of Mosul.

Following the territorial defeat of IS in Iraq in December 2017, the Iraqi government, the International Commission on Missing Persons, and the United Nations kicked off a campaign to exhume suspected mass grave locations in the area of Sinjar in March 2019.

Iraq: Sinkhole where IS dumped victims' bodies discovered near Tal Afar04:52
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Iraqi authorities have reportedly found a sinkhole where the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISiS/ISIL) allegedly executed and dumped the bodies of several victims near the city of Tal Afar, as shown in footage from Monday.

The hole, reportedly known as Alu Antar well, is 50 metres (164 feet) wide, 90 metres (295 feet) deep and located some 5 km (3 miles) north of Tal Afar, which in turn lies some 63 km (39 miles) west of Mosul.

Following the territorial defeat of IS in Iraq in December 2017, the Iraqi government, the International Commission on Missing Persons, and the United Nations kicked off a campaign to exhume suspected mass grave locations in the area of Sinjar in March 2019.

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