The military brought in 35 bodies to the Baghdad morgue two days ago. All the bodies are of soldiers from Tikrit. The forensic consultant at the morgue said they had all been shot at close range.
According to the forensic consultant, they were all killed between 5 and 10 days ago but exposure to the summer heat has led to the severe state of decomposition.
Many of the bodies were in civilian clothes, leading the forensic team to conclude that they were caught unawares and executed.