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Iraqi security officials discover 50 bodies, including 2 children, south of Baghdad

In a predominantly Shia town south of Baghdad, Iraqi security officials discovered 50 unidentified bodies, including those of two children.

By JC Finley
Iraqi security officials discover 50 bodies, including 2 children, south of Baghdad
Iraqi refugees girls, who fled from the violence in Mosul, wait up to receive free food during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside the Khazer refugee camp on the outskirts of Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region.Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP camps. UPI/Ceerwan Aziz | License Photo

BAGHDAD, July 9 (UPI) -- More than 50 bodies, including those of two children, were discovered in the predominately Shia town of Alexandria, south of Baghdad, on Wednesday.

Iraqi security officials did not provide details regarding the circumstances of the deaths.

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The discovery comes amid bloody conflict as Iraqi security forces battle Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

In nearby Hillah, three car bombs killed at least five people and wounded 17 others outside a courthouse. Resident Abu Sajad told CNN, "We are witnessing increase in government forces deploying in Hilla's streets daily, and we are staying up every night to give these forces the support in case there will be a need for us if ISIS show up in Hilla."

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