MOSCOW (Sputnik) — More than 50 mass graves of the "Daesh" terrorist group's victims were found in Iraq, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq Jan Kubis said.
"As territory is retaken from the criminal and terrorist gangs of Daesh, evidence of the heinous crimes they have committed continues to be uncovered. More than 50 mass graves have been discovered so far in several areas of Iraq. Most recently, on 19 April, three graves were found in the football ground area of central Ramadi, with indications that the remains of as many as 40 people may have been discovered," Kubis told the UN Security Council on Friday.
The envoy urged the international community to make effort to ensure the accountability of Daesh terrorists for the committed atrocities.
"Daesh" group launched an offensive in Iraq in June 2014 and took control of large parts of the country. In February, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi vowed to eradicate the militants in 2016, stressing that IS continued to lose ground in the country.