The story

The hot wind swirls around the human bones and cracked skulls that litter the forsaken desert lands in Western Iraq.

We are standing in the middle of what was an al Qaeda execution site, just outside an intricate bunker complex that the organization used to torture and murder its victims, the bodies left to rot or be eaten by animals.

From the back of the police truck the opening to the first bunker is barely discernible in the distance. Read full article »

Yousif Bassil and Jomana Karadsheh contributed to this report