Iraqi President Barham Salih visited a mass grave of Kurds killed by former leader Saddam Hussein's forces on Sunday.

The burial site was found 170 kilometres to the west of Samawa in southern Iraq.

Local Kurdish officials believe more than 300 bodies, many of them women and children, are buried in the grave.

As many as 180,000 people may have been killed during to the Saddam's 'Anfal' genocide, which that the Kurdish population in Iraq during the late 1980s.

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