Saddam's cruelty

Photographs: Mass Graves and Documentary Evidence of Crimes from Saddam Hussein's Regime

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Babies found in Iraqi mass grave
Wednesday, 13 October, 2004
A mass grave being excavated in a north Iraqi village has yielded evidence that Iraqi forces executed women and children under Saddam Hussein.

The skeletons of unborn babies and toddlers clutching toys are being unearthed, the investigators said.

The body of one woman was found still clutching a baby. The infant had been shot in the back of the head and the woman in the face.

Hundreds found in Iraq mass grave
Saturday, 30 April, 2005
Experts have examined a mass grave containing what are believed to be the bodies of some 1,500 Kurds, mostly women and children, in southern Iraq.

Of 113 bodies taken out of the ground so far, all but five are women and children. They have been identified as Kurds from their distinctive clothing. Investigators said they were wrapped in many layers, which suggested they knew they were being moved somewhere.

At least one is believed to have been an old woman. There are false teeth in the skull.

Another skeleton is thought to belong to a teenage girl, still carrying a bag of possessions.

Mass graves 'hold 300,000 Iraqis'
Saturday, 8 November, 2003
US officials say there may be as many as 260 mass graves in Iraq, containing the bodies of at least 300,000 people.

Iraq mass grave plea
Sunday, 1 June, 2003
Tony Blair's special envoy to Iraq on human rights has called on US-led forces in the country to protect suspected mass-grave sites.

'Mass grave' found near Iraq city
Monday, 22 December, 2003
Iraqi police say they have uncovered up to 60 bodies in a mass grave outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

The bodies are thought to be those of Shia Muslims killed after an uprising in 1991 was brutally crushed by Saddam Hussein's regime.

Bundles of decomposing clothes and bones were found, along with wire used to bind victims' hands, police said.

US officials say Iraq may have up to 260 mass graves containing as many as 300,000 bodies.

Bahrainis missing in Iraq 'dead'
Monday, 4 August, 2003
They are believed to have been killed when Saddam Hussein's forces put down a failed Shia revolt.

New mass grave found in Iraq
Saturday, 7 June, 2003
Another mass grave has been discovered in Iraq at Salman Pak, just south of Baghdad, in the grounds of what used to be a sprawling military complex.

Mass graves found in Iraq
Friday, 9 May, 2003
A number of mass graves have been found by human rights workers in Iraq - containing what appears to be the bodies of up 100 civilians

'Mass grave' found in Iraq
Thursday, 17 April, 2003
Kurdish officials say they have found a series of mostly unmarked graves that contain about 2,000 bodies outside the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. They say the area was used by the Iraqi army to bury Kurds they killed in the late 1980s.

Mass grave found near Basra
Monday, 12 May, 2003
A new mass grave has been unearthed in Iraq, near the southern city of Basra.

Mass grave found near Babylon
Saturday, 3 May, 2003
A mass grave has been uncovered near the Iraqi city of Babylon which appears to date back to a failed 1991 uprising against Saddam Hussein.

US marines at the site said the bones included those of children aged between 10 and 12.

Saddam's mass graves
Monday, 22 September, 2003

Mass grave unearthed in Iraq city
Tuesday, 27 December 2005
A mass grave has been discovered in the predominantly Shia city of Karbala south of Baghdad, Iraqi police said.

The Shia revolt was crushed and as many as 30,000 people were killed, many of them buried in mass graves.

Several mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been uncovered since the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003, notably in the Shia south and Kurdish north.

Mass grave found in northern Iraq
Monday, 11 February, 2002

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