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Hussein-Era Mass Grave Discovered Near Najaf

Many mass graves have been discovered in Iraq since Saddam Hussein was driven from power in 2003 (file photo) (CTK) 17 January 2006 -- Iraqi authorities have uncovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 22 people.

Security officials say the victims were probably killed during a failed Shi'ite uprising against Saddam Hussein in 1991.

The remains were uncovered near the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf, where a number of mass graves have been found since the fall of Saddam in April 2003.


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