Mass grave found near Mo­sul

Toronto Star - - WORLD -

Iraqi Kur­dish fight­ers ex­changed heavy fire with mil­i­tants on Mon­day as they en­tered a town held by Daesh east of Mo­sul, while troops ad­vanc­ing south of the city dis­cov­ered a mass grave con­tain­ing some 100 de­cap­i­tated bod­ies.

The of­fen­sive to re­claim the town of Bashiqa is part of the broader push to drive Daesh, also known as ISIS or ISIL, out of Mo­sul, Iraq’s sec­ond­largest city, re­liev­ing those liv­ing un­der its oc­cu­pa­tion from the type of bru­tal­ity, such as mass killings, that the group has com­mit­ted.

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