White Helmets Uncover Mass Grave Holding 63 Regime Soldiers in Idleb

Rescue workers find dozens of bodies near Maarat al-Nouman in the rebel-held province, according to Zaman al-Wasl

Syrian Civil Defense teams, known as the White Helmets, reportedly uncovered a mass grave containing dozens of Syrian army troops in northern Idleb province on Saturday.

According to reports, the rescuing group found a mass grave holding 63 slain army soldiers near the town of Maarat al-Nouman.

In December 2014, local residents found also two mass graves for soldiers killed by rebels in Idleb battles.

The regime of President Bashar al-Assad has not declared an official death toll for its soldiers, but activists estimate that more than 200,000 troops have been killed since 2011.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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