50 Bodies Found, May be Madaen Hostages
The truth of what occurred in Madaen may never be known for sure. After many major news outlets had concluded that the Madaen hostage crisis was a fabrication, news that 50 bodies have been found in the Tigris river may change that perception. From Yahoo News:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 50 people, believed to be those of hostages held in a town near Baghdad earlier this week, have been found in the Tigris river south of Baghdad, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said on Wednesday.
"More than 50 bodies have been brought out from the Tigris and we have the full names of those who were killed and those criminals who committed these crimes," Talabani told reporters.