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Iraq discovered Mass Grave in Tikrit

On Thursday May 28th, Iraqi officials from the Ministry of Health announced that they have exhumed over 470 bodies from a mass grave. This mass grave was found in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, which was previously held by ISIS. Bodies found in this grave are believed to be victims of the Camp Speicher Massacre. This massacre occurred on June 12, 2014 when ISIS militants killed over 1,700 cadets from the Iraqi Air Force. Many of the cadets who were killed were young Shia men. The Ministry of Health said that the first round of names of the victims will be released next week. Although many bodies have been exhumed in this mass grave, hundreds are reported to remain missing.

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