Investigating committee formed to probe Mahmoudiya mass grave-MP.
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VOI Value of Investment ) - A parliamentary committee member on Tuesday Tuesday: see week. said an investigating committee was formed to probe the Mahmoudiya mass grave A mass grave is a grave containing multiple, usually unidentified human corpses. There is no strict definition of the minimum number of bodies required to constitute a mass grave. discovered by the U.S. army in the southern Baghdad suburb suburb, a community in an outlying section of a city or, more commonly, a nearby, politically separate municipality with social and economic ties to the central city. In the 20th cent. .
"A joint committee composed of Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi and PM Nouri al-Maliki Nouri Kamel Mohammed Hassan al-Maliki (Arabic: نوري كامل المالكي, transliterated Nūrī Kāmil al-Mālikī; born c. , along with the National Reconciliation Office, was formed in an attempt to gather as much information possible to reveal the groups involved in the mass grave that was discovered," MP Abdel Karim al-Samarai told Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
"The committee visited the mass grave to record primary tolls about the discovered bodies and the related dates that may help the investigation," the lawmaker noted.
Earlier, local media sources said Iraqi security authorities discovered 14 bodies in a mass grave south of Baghdad. The source reported U.S. army officials as saying the mass graves discovered was the first of its kind to be found in this area.
The MP added "the committee on Tuesday visited the mass grave for a second time to present a detailed report to the PM's office about the consequence of the accident" without providing information when was the first visit occurred.
The lawmaker and the deputy chief of Defense and Security Committee in Parliament stressed the committee "aimed at gathering the facts related to the mass grave to be presented to the highest level of Iraqi government officials."
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