‘Valley of Peace’ graveyard in Iraq

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INCREDIBLE drone footage shows the world’s biggest graveyard in war-torn Iraq.

The Sun reports that Wadi al-Salam cemetery, located in the city of Najaf, contains the bodies of five million people giving it a bigger population than most cities.

The video shows what looks like a never-ending sea of tombs in a colossal and ever-growing area of 1485.5 acres.

A huge 50,000 new people are buried each year. Picture: Ali Hashim Moon

A huge 50,000 new people are buried each year. Picture: Ali Hashim MoonSource:Supplied

According to the BBC, 50,000 people are buried at the site every year.

And while the majority of the dead are Shia Muslims, the current war with ISIS means the number of burials is rising.

The name Wadi al-Salam translated means ‘Valley of Peace’.

The morbid yet breathtaking footage was taken by Iraqi student and drone cameraman Ali Hashim Moon.

A huge 50,000 new people are buried each year. Picture: Ali Hashim Moon

A huge 50,000 new people are buried each year. Picture: Ali Hashim MoonSource:Supplied

According to the BBC, 50,000 people are buried at the site every year.

And while the majority of the dead are Shia Muslims, the current war with ISIS means the number of burials is rising.

The name Wadi al-Salam translated means ‘Valley of Peace’.

The morbid yet breathtaking footage was taken by Iraqi student and drone cameraman Ali Hashim Moon.

Most of the bodies buried at the site are Shia Muslims. Picture: Ali Hashim Moon

Most of the bodies buried at the site are Shia Muslims. Picture: Ali Hashim MoonSource:Supplied

Most of the bodies buried at the site are Shia Muslims. Picture: Ali Hashim MoonSource:Supplied

Aside from the war with ISIS, Iraq was previously invaded by the United States of America in 1991 and in 2003.

In the second conflict, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were killed.

 

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