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Mass grave of 500 bodies unearthed outside Mosul

A mass grave was uncovered outside of Mosul this weekend. Activists say the corpses are from a prison massacre by Islamic State forces in June 2014. During the prison raid, ISIS gunmen executed up to 600 Shiite prisoners after freeing Sunni and Christian inmates.

Iraqi security forces recaptured the prison a week ago. The grave holding about 500 bodies was found shortly after.