More than 4000 bodies exhumed in Nineveh: Iraq Human Rights Commission
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More than 4000 bodies exhumed in Nineveh: Iraq Human Rights Commission

Baghdad, Dec 4 : Iraq's Commission for Human Rights has discovered and exhumed 4657 bodies till November 6, in the Nineveh province of Northern Iraq since the defeat of ISIS in July 2017.

"The number of unidentified bodies reached 1992, while the number of bodies of known children was 851", Member of the High Commission for Human Rights Fadel Al-Gharawi said.

The danger of the presence of many mines, bombs and war remnants led to many incidents, the most recent of which was the death of a child and two injuries in the Old City, Qatar news agency quoted Al-Gharawi as saying and adding that the presence of these wastes represents a major obstacle to the return of many families to their homes.

The Commission called on all security ministries to expedite the lifting of military waste. He also called on the Ministry of Health to complete the requirements of the DNA examination for unidentified bodies.

Thousands of civilians were killed in their homes in Mosul because of car bombs or the result of the war in their cities. (UNI)