Badush prison massacre

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Badush prison massacre
Part of Northern Iraq offensive (June 2014)
LocationBadush, Iraq
Coordinates36°24′55″N 42°58′17″E / 36.415278°N 42.971389°E / 36.415278; 42.971389Coordinates: 36°24′55″N 42°58′17″E / 36.415278°N 42.971389°E / 36.415278; 42.971389
Date10 June 2014
TargetBadush prisoners
Attack type
Mass murder, Terrorism
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Defender Iraq

On 10 June 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) killed at least 670 Shia prisoners in an attack on Badush prison. ISIL first separated out the Sunni inmates before executing the remaining prisoners.[1][2] On 11 March 2017, the Popular Mobilization Forces announced that they had discovered a mass grave containing the remains of 500 prisoners executed by ISIS in the prison.[3]

Moreover, there were 39 Indian construction workers who were executed in the region.[4]


  1. ^ Nebehay, Stephanie; Rasheed, Ahmed (25 August 2014). "U.N. accuses Islamic State of mass killings". Reuters. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Iraq: ISIS Executed Hundreds of Prison Inmates". Human Rights Watch. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Security forces find mass grave of 500 bodies in Badush Prison, near Mosul". Iraqi News.
  4. ^ "Indians killed in Iraq: Visuals of 'burial mound' where bodies were found". The Economic Times. 20 March 2018.

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