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.
The men had been building a hospital in Mosul when they were kidnapped in 2014. Opposition lawmakers in New Delhi criticized the government for letting relatives think their loved ones were still alive.
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.
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.
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.
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