Mass Grave Found in Eastern Syria

KABUL: (Middle East Press) A mass grave has been found in the Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, which contains the bodies of scores of Syrian people killed by the ISIL Takfiri militants.

The dead bodies of 70 citizens were revealed by the families of the victims in al-Bahra village in the eastern province on Monday.

According to local sources, most of the bodies belonged to the members of the Shaitat Sunni tribe that picked up arms against the ISIL militants in the eastern province in the summer.

A similar mass grave was found near the al-Kashkiyeh village in the east of Deir Ezzor on October 17.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 230 bodies, which also belonged to the members of the Shaitat Sunni tribe, were discovered in the mass grave.

According to the UN sources, over 200,000 people have died so far in the conflict in Syria.

More than 7.2 million Syrians have also become displaced due to the ongoing Syrian crisis, according to the UN.

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