Iraqi forces had launched an attack on the town Saturday
Special investigators are being sent to site of the grave, at an agricultural school
A mass grave containing the remains of about 100 beheaded civilians has been discovered inside a school in a town south of Mosul, Iraq’s military said in a statement Monday.
The mass grave was found by Iraqi forces in the School of Agriculture on the outskirts of Hammam al-Alil, a town that was recaptured from ISIS on Monday, Iraq’s Joint Military Command said.
“Gangs of ISIS militants continue to commit crimes against our people,” the statement said.
Special teams are being sent to the site to investigate the killings, the statement said. Beheadings and mass graves have become a hallmark of the Sunni terror group.
Iraq’s federal police forces and army troops attacked the ISIS-held town of Hammam al-Alil – about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) south of Mosul, and the last significant settlement on the Tigris River before Mosul – on Saturday.