Mass grave found in Syria's Aleppo

Friday, February 28, 2014

ALEPPO, Syria - A mass grave has been found in an Aleppo district previously controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces, activists said Friday.

A Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SNHR) spokesman, Ahmad Muhammad Ali, told Anadolu Agency that other possible mass graves were also discovered in Aleppo`s Aazaz district in the wake of ISIL`s withdrawal from the area.

Ali also said ten corpses were removed in the Jabal Bursaya region in northern Aleppo.

A recent SNHR report said ISIL was responsible for killing nearly 200 civilians and arresting over 2,000 over an eight-month period up to January.

The group, mainly based in Raqqah and Aleppo, is said to have tensions with many factions among the Syria regime’s opposition, while mostly avoiding confrontation with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

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