Smoke believed to be from an airstrike billows over the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
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A mass grave believed to hold the bodies of dozens of women executed by ISIS was found Saturday in Iraq's Sinjar, where Kurdish forces are clearing bombs the extremists left.Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani announced the "liberation of Sinjar" Friday, a day after the launch of a major ground operation to drive out ISIS that ended in not only a military victory for him, but a political one as well.Kurdish peshmerga forces are working to clear the many bombs left by ISIS.Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the international operation against ISIS, told a news conference Friday: "Now that they've seized Sinjar, or freed Sinjar, the next phase is to go back and clear it.ISIS overran Sinjar in August last year, forcing thousands of Yazidis to flee to a mountain overlooking the town, where they were trapped by the extremists.
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