Zee Media Bureau/ Supriya Jha
"This image -- perhaps even an iconic photograph -- is really one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed," Kerry was quoted as saying by the AFP.
"A seven-year-old child holding a severed head, with pride and with the support and encouragement of the parent, with brothers there", he added.
According to a cemetery manager in Najaf, "The number of victims is increasing; (every day) about 30, 25 or 20. The number will be higher if we count all the cemeteries, as some of those killed are sent elsewhere," reported a news agency.
This is not a city. It's a cemetery. Najaf, Iraq. pic.twitter.com/i4W2mqrQmG
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