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Pow­er­ful quake rocks iran, iraq bor­der re­gion a 7.2-mag­ni­tude earth­quake jolted the re­gion be­tween iran and iraq on sun­day, killing at least 61 and in­jur­ing 300 oth­ers ac­cord­ing at early me­dia re­ports. The U.s. Ge­o­log­i­cal sur­vey placed its epi­cen­tre around 31 kilo­me­tres out­side the east­ern iraqi city of Hal­abja and is­su­ing an “or­ange” alert for “shak­ing-re­lated fa­tal­i­ties and eco­nomic losses.” new mass graves in iraq could have 400 bod­ies iraqi se­cu­rity forces have found mass graves in an area re­cently re­taken from Daesh that could con­tain up to 400 bod­ies, an iraqi of­fi­cial said. The bod­ies of civil­ians and se­cu­rity forces were found in an aban­doned base near Haw­ija, a north­ern town re­taken in early oc­to­ber. a lo­cal shep­herd who led troops to the site, said Daesh used to bring cap­tives to the area and shoot them dead or pour oil over them and light them on fire.

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