No one knows the depth of the hole under the water at the bottom. The militants have now filled it and booby-trapped it with explosives, making excavation particularly complex.
"ISIS Dumped Bodies in a Desert Sinkhole. It May Be Years Before We Know the Full Scale of the Killing" is from the March 02, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim and narrated by Sam Scholl.