Two bodies of kidnapped civilians found, north of Mosul: Police

Members of Iraqi Federal Police carry their weapon at the frontline during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Mosul ( Two bodies of people, who were kidnapped on Wednesday, has been found, north of Mosul, a police source from Nineveh said on Thursday.

Speaking to BasNews website, Cap. Amir Wathiq said “security troops found the first body in al-Hadbaa region after being kidnapped by gunmen on Wednesday night, north of Mosul. The second body was found near Monsha’at al-Kanadi region, north of the city. Signs of torture were clear on the two bodies.”

The two bodies, according to Wathiq, “were transferred to forensic medicine department in Mosul in order to be handed over to their relatives and conduct investigations.”

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected province, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured) and Salahuddin (09 killed and 38 injured).

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