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Published On: Wed, Feb 18th, 2015

30 ‘burnt’ bodies discovered after ISIS invasion of Iraq town

The burnt bodies of 30 people have been found in a town in Iraq’s western Anbar province, days after Islamic State fighters seized the area, with a total 45 people dead.

Sources told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that the charred remains of 30 people were found in the town of al-Baghdadi, just over 50 miles northwest of Ramadi.

The Sunni terrorist group, also called ISIS and ISIL, captured large parts of al-Baghdadi on Saturday in a move that threatens U.S. soldiers stationed at a nearby airbase.

About 320 Marines are training members of the Iraqi 7th Division at the Ain al-Asad airbase, 3 miles southwest of al-Baghdadi.

Most of the surrounding towns fell to Islamic State last summer after the group advanced quickly across the Syrian border.

Anbar province, which borders Syria, has been a major stronghold for ISIL and continues to be largely controlled by the group.

Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim told reporters that in the past few weeks, bodies with surgical incisions and missing kidneys or other body parts have been found in shallow mass graves.

“We have bodies. Come and examine them,” he said. “It is clear they are missing certain parts.” He also said a dozen doctors have been “executed” in Mosul for refusing to participate in organ harvesting…

photo/Islamic State flag

photo/Islamic State flag

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