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Mass Grave Of IS Victims Found In Iraq

A bomb-rigged mass grave containing the remains of more than 120 people killed by the Islamic State (IS) group has been found in northern Iraq, an official told the AFP news agency.

It is the sixth mass grave found in or near the town of Sinjar since it was recaptured from IS militants earlier this month, said Mahma Khalil, the official responsible for the area.

It is estimated that the grave site contains the remains of 123 people, based on accounts from those who witnessed the executions.

The grave site, located 10 kilometers west of Sinjar, is surrounded by a large number of bombs.

The site has not yet been excavated, but some of the remains of the victims have been exposed by rainwater.

This is the biggest of the mass graves found so far, Sinjar's mayor, Mahma Khalil, told the BBC.

Based on reporting by AFP and BBC