April 15th, 2010
09:42 PM ET

14 bodies from 2008 kidnapping found in Iraq

Authorities in northern Iraq have found 14 decomposed bodies of civilians kidnapped in 2008 by al Qaeda in Iraq, police officials told CNN on Thursday.

The bodies, which were buried with ID cards, were found Thursday just west of Samara in Salaheddin province, police said.

Police also found empty bullet casings at the location.

Authorities had gathered intelligence on the graves before finding the bodies.

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  1. Bukky

    Government should please bring the culprits to book so as to avoid future occurence

    April 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel

    As long as the West controls Iraq,this obscene carnage will only continue.The only real solution is to have a plebscite and let the Iraqis divide the country up into three different states,Kurdistan in the north,Ambar in the west for the Sunnis and give the south to the Shiites.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jose & julio


    April 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dwide Shrude

    I'm not only hoping to find the culprit who committed this heinous crime, I am praying to find this heinous culprit. And I will pray to Thor himself, if that's what it takes.

    April 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Barry77

    Isn't Islam wonderful? How many people have died today because of Islam?

    April 16, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. butterbean

    when will the usa get out and leave these people alone. how are they getting weapons 2 last the last 10 years the country is not that big yet it takes 10 years so far 2 get no where bombs still going off guns murder whatever else no one cares about iraq and afganistan usa cant help their own people yet they want 2 save these people oil oil oil is all they want .they have cancelled thier space program because thay have no money their kids are the fattest in the world because they eat rubbish allthe time. their army in 10 years will be all fat little turds even now they r a joke how about obama send his kids 2 war i dont think so or maybe he could go . his heath reforms come first what a laugh . get a new prisident a real one not a puppet like bush and present one its all about control of weath they want it but bad luck chiese are the worlds richest not usa they are next on the list

    April 17, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. Audie

    What goes through peoples minds when they do someting like that? It's ridicolous!!!

    April 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Harrisonford

    Allowing non-Iraqi in this country without a permit for working and listing a major internaional org should be rounded up and excuted as spies, any tolerance of foriegn trash unless a UN person or related to recovery, public excutition as a spy without trail, This draconian measure would asure promising resolution. Nothing else to say, just do it!!! This is a war zone by foriegn extremist muslim mental cases, KEEP THEM OUT, religious events can be put off until national securty is a true peaceful event for all to enjoy.

    April 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rick

    where are all the reporters who sensaciblize the news now, they always turn everything around to stir up shit.

    April 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pastafajoule

    Where are the Palestinians when it comes to crime perpetrated on innocent people? Do they care about the poor victims or do they just care about killing Jews?
    And the Afghans why are they not saying death to the Taliban or to Al Qaeda for doing the crimes? Where is Iran who claim to be a country of peace but without hesitation go and oppresses the oppositions and even kill them?
    Oh no, when it comes to people outside of their religious circle who cares about what happened to them even it means cutting their heads off.
    To hell with Islam, long live the USA. Death to Islam, long live Israel.

    April 18, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
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