Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Atrocity Uncovered...

Estimated numbers of victims of Saddam's mass graves total over 300,000 now!!!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main541815.shtml

Mass Graves Unearthed In Karbala

BAGHDAD, Dec. 27, 2005
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(CBS/AP) Municipal workers doing maintenance work in the Shiite holy city of Karbala uncovered remains that police believed were part of a mass grave thought to date back to the early 1990s, when Saddam Hussein's regime crushed a Shiite uprising in the south.

The remains, which were discovered on Monday, were sent for tests on Tuesday in an effort to identify the bodies, a Karbala police spokesman said.

The men who claim to have discovered the graves were working on underground sewer lines, CBS' Jennifer Donelan reports.

Police will not say how many bodies were found.

Ayad Mashaalah, a local restaurant owner, said he saw bags filled with decomposed bones and corpses. Mashaalah said human rights workers came and took the bags, which are thought to date back to 1991.

BBC estimates that as many as 30,000 people could have been killed and buried in mass graves during the particular Shiite uprising thought to be the source of Monday's finding.

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