Over 50 people were died in Iraq on Friday as the state continues to fall into sectarian sadism while the year’s death toll, already in the thousands, continues to spiral upwards. Follow RT’s timeline of Iraq violence in 2013. The majority of the victims came from a series of kidnappings in Baghdad and nearby towns, which saw people taken from their homes and executed, with their corpses later abandoned, authorities told AFP.
Police discovered the bodies of 18 males in the early morning, including two tribal chiefs, four policemen and an army major, dumped in farmland near the Sunni Arab town of Tarmiyah, just north of the capital. Another similar incident took place in Salaheddin province where seven men, who were employed as maintenance workers at a local football pitch, were found dead with their throats cut. Three more female corpses were discovered in the capital — the women were apparently tortured before being shot in the head.