The authorities found seven mass graves containing hundreds of unidentified bodies in the al-Bukamal area of the Deir ez-Zor countryside.
SANA’s reporter in Deir ez-Zor said that during combing operations in the western countryside of al-Bukamal, authorities found seven mass graves containing hundreds of bodies belonging to unidentified persons who had been killed by the Islamic State when they controlled the area.
The reporter added that Civil Defense teams and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have recovered 101 bodies, many of which appear to have been tortured and abused before being killed, clarifying that work is underway to retrieve more bodies.
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