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Mass Graves of Dozens of Tortured Syrians Found in Aleppo

26 December 2016 16:52

Mass Burials of Dozens of Tortured Syrians Found in Aleppo

Mass graves of torture victims were uncovered in liberated city of Aleppo in Northern Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Monday.

“Mass burial sites of many dozens of Syrians, who had been subjected to brutal torture and then murdered, have been found,” said Konashenkov, Sputnik reported.

“In many cases, body parts are missing, most victims had been shot in the head. And this, it seems, is only the beginning,” he added.

Konashenkov said that the instances are being recorded as serious war crimes and will be given maximum publicity so that European backers of the militants in London and Paris are well aware of who their wards actually are.”

He added that seven large ammunition depots, enough to arm several infantry battalions, were discovered in Aleppo.

On December 22, the Syrian government forces assumed full control of Aleppo as the last convoy with militants left the embattled city.

Syrian government forces have been fighting against multiple militant and terrorist groups, including ISIL and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front.

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