The Islamic State killed 6,000 people and dumped their bodies in a huge sinkhole near Mosul, according to a human rights group and local villagers. It is perhaps the largest mass grave in Iraq.
Mosul has been liberated from "Islamic State" (IS) but for residents of the Iraqi city, the horror will not be over for some time. Remnants of dangerous explosives are lethal traps. Children in particular are in danger.
The grim discovery comes as government-backed Iraqi forces liberate territories occupied by the 'Islamic State' group. Extremists slaughtered thousands of Yazidi men and turned the women and girls into sex slaves.
Some 100 decapitated bodies have been discovered on the outskirts of Mosul, said Iraq's army. Baghdad has launched a military campaign to liberate the city from the "Islamic State" militant group.
As the fighting between Iraqi forces and the "Islamic State" in western Mosul has intensified, thousands have fled the city. In Iraq, Anna Lekas Miller met Moslawis who recently escaped after enduring years of IS rule.
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