Palmyra mass grave uncovered: women, children among Daesh victims

REUTERS
BEIRUT
Published 02.04.2016 14:33
Updated 02.04.2016 14:34
Syrian army soldiers drive past the Arch of Triumph in the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria April 1, 2016 (Reuters)
Syrian army soldiers drive past the Arch of Triumph in the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria April 1, 2016 (Reuters)

Syrian regime troops found a mass grave containing around 40 bodies in Palmyra city, captured from Daesh last Sunday, Syrian state news agency SANA said on Friday.

SANA said the grave, which contained many women and children, was in the north-eastern edge of Palmyra. Some of the bodies had been beheaded.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which monitors the five-year-old Syrian conflict through a network of sources on the ground, said that Daesh had killed a number of people at an earlier time and buried them on the outskirts of the city.

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