Child’s tiny body is among two dozen corpses found in mass grave discovered in Mosul
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This is the harrowing moment a battle-hardened Iraqi soldier was brought to tears after uncovering the remains of a tiny girl murdered by ISIS.
The body was found in a mass grave of some 24 victims – most of them children – in Mosul, northern Iraq, after an area of the besieged city was seized back off the terror group.
Shocking pictures show the unknown youngster wrapped in a blanket and a soldier overcome with grief next to the burial site.
The images highlight the horrific reality of ISIS rule in the war-torn city where mass executions of civilians are carried out even for the ‘crime’ of trying to flee to a safer area.
Iraqi fighters came across the grave as they made further inroads in their battle to reclaim Mosul from ISIS.
Pictures show the bodies of adults and children covered with blankets next to a shallow grave in a remote patch of land about 100ft from a road.
They emerged as Iraqi government forces attempted to encircle Mosul’s Old City on Thursday in a bid to bottle up ISIS militants.
However, progress was slowed by car bombs and booby-traps in houses and alleyways, officers said.
The army and security forces have made significant gains in recent days in the battle that started back in October, seizing a main bridge over the Tigris river and advancing towards the mosque in the Old City from where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in 2014.
But the fighting is expected to become even harder as the militants defend their last enclaves in what was once their stronghold in Iraq.
Source: /Daily Mail