BAGHDAD — A mass grave discovered in northeast Iraq contains dozens of bodies, mostly of women and children believed killed during a crackdown against Kurds by former dictator Saddam Hussein, an Iraqi official said Saturday.
The grave was originally found nearly two years ago west of Kirkuk, though its discovery was only made public this week after forensic pathologists began examining it, said Majid Abdullah Karim, an official with the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights.
Investigators initially put the number of bodies found at 185, though Karim said the number could be "significantly less" based on the number of bones and skulls recovered Friday by pathologists. Karim did not give an exact number, estimating only "dozens."
Mass graves across Iraq have been turning up with some frequency since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam's regime.
It is a shame that the awful GW Bush took him out?
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Its a shame that 5000 of our soldiers were killed and 100,000 Iraqi's had to be killed and that once we leave an even WORSE leader may take over...
No one I know defenda Sadaam, they all don't want OUR soldiers there , especially since we were supposed to be focused on the Taliban and Al Qeda
Had we kept our eye on the "prize" our soldiers may have been HOME this Christmas and not in Afghanastan and Iraq
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