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Two mass graves containing dozens of those executed by ISIS have been found in Syria’s Raqqa province. Early reports indicate that many of the bodies had been beheaded, although their identity has yet to be determined. Many Christians once used to live in Raqqa, and survival in the province was a daily struggle as ISIS singled out religious minorities for enslavement or execution. Raqqa would become the center of ISIS’s so called caliphate, and was only recently liberated from the militants. It is likely that such gruesome discoveries will continue as the full extent of ISIS’s brutality becomes further documented. 

 

12/31/17 Syria (The Guardian) –  Two mass graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian troops killed by Islamic State jihadists have been found in the west of Raqqa province, state news agency Sana reported Friday.

The bodies were discovered based on information provided by residents near Wawi, which borders Turkey. It said they had been executed.

Recovery operations were expected to last several days “due to the huge area of the two mass graves”, Sana quoted a source from the Syrian civil defence as saying.

Two mass graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian troops killed by Islamic State jihadists have been found in the west of Raqqa province, state news agency Sana reported Friday on Friday.

The bodies were discovered based on information provided by residents near Wawi, which borders Turkey. It said they had been executed.

Recovery operations were expected to last several days “due to the huge area of the two mass graves”, Sana quoted a source from the Syrian civil defence as saying.

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