Iraqi forces find 30 bodies in mass grave
Hilla, Iraq - The bodies of 30 people, including two women, were discovered in a mass grave south of Baghdad on Sunday, and police have made several arrests in connection with the grisly find, security sources said.
"A grave containing 30 mutilated bodies, of which two were women, was discovered at Awerij," about 20 kilometres south of the Iraqi capital, said police lieutenant Muthanna al-Shumari.
Shumari said the grave, located in Babylon province whose capital is Hilla, dated back around around six months.
Iraqi forces conducted house searches in the region and arrested 13 suspects, including a Sudanese and an Egyptian, Shumari said, adding that one Iraqi suspect was killed during the operation.
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