More than 50 killed in mass executions in Iraq
The latest surge of violence in Iraq has seen victims kidnapped from their homes and their bodies found later using mass executions as the latest form of terrorism. Friday, more than 50 were executed Friday in and around Baghdad and Sunni Arab parts of the country, including Diyala, Nineveh and Salaheddin provinces as well as the northern oil city of Kirkuk. Early Friday, authorities found the bodies of 18 men, including two tribal chiefs, four policemen and an army major, dumped in farmland near the Sunni town of Tarmiyah north of Baghdad. All were shot in the head and chest with their hands tied behind their backs..