Eighteen people were found dead in what appeared to be an execution-style killing on Friday, their bodies dumped on a farm near the predominantly Sunni neighborhood where they had been rounded up the night before, according to the police. Armed men in sport utility vehicles and dressed in military uniforms swarmed into the neighborhood of Mashahdi in northern Baghdad late on Thursday and singled out 18 people, taking them from separate residences, the police said, quoting witness accounts. The bodies of the victims, who were all Sunnis, were discovered in the morning riddled with bullets, the police said. The victims included a leader from the Dulaimi tribe, one of the largest and most prominent Sunni tribes in Iraq; his son; a local municipal official; an army officer; and a police officer. A farmer in the area, Kareem al-Jasim, said he had witnessed the roundup in Mashahdi by […]