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. Angry American

    Where is the liberal outrage on this? Why is no one calling for an investigation into the perpetrators of this heinous crime?

    April 15, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Abiola

    It is unfair but i want police 2 investigate d incident 4 further prosecution

    April 16, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ada Blessing

    The government should help in moblising the police men and equipe them with weapons in order to kinapping.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. FLcynic

    An adequately written news report would've reported who they were (names and nationalities) and information about the (2008) abductions.

    April 16, 2010 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. Uranta peace

    This is very babaric,the government should take drastic measures in tracking down those that carried out this action

    April 16, 2010 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ariche Santus

    This is the highest point of man's inhumanity to his fellow man, the goverment should not take this for granted no stone should be left unturned towards getting the culprits.

    April 16, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. liz

    yeah agreed. could this be less informative? can we please elaborate?

    April 16, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mario Majors

    Where is the liberal outrage on this? What the heck does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

    April 16, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kevin

    Here's the connection Mario. The libs want to scream whine and moan about the US pouring water on prissoners but they will sit there quiet as can be when civilians are kidnapped and murdered.

    April 16, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. Godwin

    I want the government to searce on those killer and collect all their weapon.

    April 16, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. young girl

    wow dat iz crazy what is going on with the world peole are sick

    April 16, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ade

    I want police to try and investigate on this case and find out those criminals.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. SGT Clark

    I am stationed here in iraq for the most part these people want to just raise their faimlys in peace. the police here are not like the police in america they have to not only patrol but run checkpoints throughout the country in america the "normal policeman" carrys a 9mil or a 38 here the police cary AK47's fireing 7.62 rounds (nato uses 5.56 rounds) these brave men and woman HAVE to use this kind of firepower to protect themselves and the people they serve.
    It is not unusual to see the plice patroling in uparmored military cars or converted pickups with a 50cal in the back and yes they do get attacked too (ALOT!!).
    i am not supprised that it took them so long to find the body they are overworked undermaned underpaied and undersege (a specialist in the us army without any dependents makes more a month than an iraq general) from an enemy that looks just like them.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Informed

    Kevin perhaps you dont realize we are at war with Al Qaeda. It doesn't take screaming and shouting to know Al Qaeda is a group of barbaric extremists. Please people stick to issues at hand and not political grandstanding on any and every thing.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Been_There

    This story is just another installment of what has been going on since 2003 (or longer, considering ethnic intolerances).
    Keep in mind this is in Iraq, a separate country, and the U.S. has no jurisdicton.
    Iraqi police and authorities most likely do know who did the killing, and have been keeping tabs on them; but, they may have no (willing) witnesses or they are not willing to pursue the matter due to death threats to officials.
    Corruption is widespread, there is no help for the innocent. How many civilians have been killed from suicide bombings alone? Aren't events like that enough to motivate the Iraqi authorities to pursue any [foreign] insurgents to prevent incidents like the one mentioned in this article?

    God help the innocent.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
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