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U.S. military in Iraq say its troops have uncovered a mass grave near the northern city of Mosul where as many as 400 people, probably Kurds, may be buried.
A military statement said about 25 human remains -- all women and children with bullet holes through the skull -- were uncovered in a valley at al-Hatra town, some 300 km (170 miles) north of Baghdad.
Residents estimate that between 200 and 400 people could be buried there, the statement said, adding the find had been made by the 101st Airborne Division and that Army pathologists had arrived on site on Monday.
"It is believed the people were Kurdish," it added. "Two pieces of clothing were found at approximately six-feet (metres) deep."
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