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#Mass Graves

# mass-graves - Thursday 1 June, 2017

'Today is about Tuam': Catherine Corless commends Zappone for appointing experts to investigate burial site

We need a “comprehensive understanding into the truth of what happened in our country,” Zappone said.

# mass-graves - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Second excavation gets underway into alleged mass grave at Mother and Baby home

It is alleged that 800 babies are buried at the site of the Mother and Baby Home in Galway.

# mass-graves - Monday 26 December, 2016

Syrian rebels accused of 'executing 21 civilians' in Aleppo

The bodies, according to Syrian state news, were discovered in a rebel-held prison.

# mass-graves - Friday 25 November, 2016

Anonymous tip leads Mexico police to 32 bodies and 4 human heads in mass graves

Drug cartels have been burying their victims in hidden graves across the country for years.

# mass-graves - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Iraq forces find mass grave in area recaptured from ISIS

Bodies were buried amongst rubbish in shallow graves.

# mass-graves - Friday 29 January, 2016

'I don't know if my child's been buried' - Images show possible mass graves after Burundi killings

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head as he ran to take refuge has no idea where the boy’s body is.

# mass-graves - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city

Forensic teams are examining the remains.

# mass-graves - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'

This month marks 30 years since the end of the bloody dictatorship – but thousands are still missing.

# mass-graves - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Syria: Dozens of bodies filmed as opposing sides blame each other for massacre

Footage posted online but not independently verified purports to show rows of bodies lined up at a graveyard and sprawled on Syrian streets.

# mass-graves - Monday 22 August, 2011

Thousands of bodies buried in unmarked graves in Kashmir

The state commission has called for a thorough and independent investigation which will help identify bodies found at 38 sites in northern Kashmir.

# mass-graves - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

Syria denies anti-regime protesters were buried in mass graves

Syrian protesters have claimed that more than 20 bodies were removed from one grave and over 40 others were found in nearby fields – allegations the government insists are “completely untrue”.

# mass-graves - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Mass grave of anti-regime protesters found in Syria, local residents say Syria This post contains videos

Mass grave of anti-regime protesters found in Syria, local residents say

Up to 40 bodies including women and children were discovered on farmland in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests, according to human rights groups.

# mass-graves - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

FOLLOWING A STATEMENT from a United States Admiral regarding an alleged US contingency plan to invade Iran, Tehran has responded by digging mass graves for American soldiers.

US Admiral Mike Mullen said last week that the American military has a plan to attack Iran if necessary – however, he did stress that this was not a desirable option.

Iranian General Hossein Kan’ani Moghadam, said graves have been dug in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province, near where the state buried Iraqi soldiers killed during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980′s.

“The mass graves that used to be for burying Saddam’s soldiers have now been prepared again for US soldiers,” Moghadam told the Associated Press,”This is the reason for digging this big number of graves.”

The friction between Iran and western powers has been intensifying lately, following a forth round of sanctions applied to Tehran by the United Nations over the country’s nuclear programme.

The US has claimed that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, but Tehran insists that it is enriching uranium for energy and medicinal purposes.

See footage from Iran’s semi-state news agency, Fars, of the graves: