Middle East

Iraq exhumes bodies thought to be Kurds killed by Saddam

This aerial view taken by a drone on July 23, 2019 shows the site of a mass grave holding the remains of dozens of victims, including children, likely killed during Iraqi ex-dictator Saddam Hussein's campaign against the country's Kurds, exhumed by the Baghdad-based Medico-Legal Directorate, in Tal al-Sheikhiya in the southern province of Mutahanna, about 300 kilometres (200 miles) south of the capital. AFP / Hussein AL-KHAZALI

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 24, 2019, on page 7.

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