Remains of dozens of people found in former al-Qaida area of Baghdad

Remains of possibly dozens of people believed slain in sectarian violence were unearthed from a mass grave in a former al-Qaida stronghold in southern Baghdad on Saturday - the third such find in Iraq this month. The badly decomposed remains were found in Baghdad's mostly Sunni Dora neighborhood by Sunnis who have turned against al-Qaida in Iraq, police said. They were discovered in an area overlooking the main highway leading to Shiite shrine cities in the south. Sunni extremists would often waylay travelers along that road, kidnapping and killing Shiites.