- Iraq executes 36 people for Camp Speicher massacre
Iraq executes 36 people for Camp Speicher massacre
The convicts were executed Sunday at Al-Hoot prison in Nasiriyah, said Yahya Al-Nasiri, governor of Dhiqar province.
The killings have come to be known as the “Speicher Massacre” because it took place at Camp Speicher — a former US base near Tikrit — after ISIS forces took control of the area.
ISIS released videos after the massacre that showed what seemed to be an endless line of Iraqi military recruits being marched at gunpoint. Later, ISIS posted images showing mass murders.
Family members gave DNA samples to the Ministry of Health to help authorities identify the bodies.