SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – The bodies of several Iranian pilgrims have been found in a mass grave in Iraq.
According to local sources in the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, the victims were going on foot to the holy city of Karbala before being killed by Takfiri militants in the city of Latifiyah, south of the capital Baghdad.
There are also some Iraqi pilgrims among the dead.
The victims, who were buried with bloody clothes, had ID cards with them.
This is the first time that a report is released about the killing of Iranian pilgrims by Takfiri militants. Iran has not yet confirmed the report.
The overall security situation in Iraq has worsened over the past months after the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, of whom many are foreign militants, took control of parts of the country’s northern and western regions.
According to the United Nations, over 1,110 people were killed in acts of violence across Iraq in September.
The ISIL terrorists have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including mass executions and beheading of people. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds.