The men who worked for Mosul’s morgue while the city endured the barbaric rule of ISIS fanatics have spoken of the horrors they witnessed.
They report seeing dozens of beheaded corpses, women with their skulls caved in from stoning and men with bones crushed after they were thrown from tall buildings for homosexuality.
The staff sometimes dealt with up to 60 or even 100 corpses a day. As pickup trucks laden with bodies did three-point turns to back through the morgue’s gates, hands, legs or heads fell off onto the ground.
On some occasions, terrified workers helped get bodies back to grieving loved-ones – and even sewed heads back onto the bodies of beheading victims.