The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency quoted a security source as saying on Thursday that the mass-graves contained the bodies of 12 army forces.
He added that the Syrian army forces had in the past few months clashed with Ajnad al-Qafqaz (most of its members from Chechnia) before liberating the region, adding that the corpses likely belong to the army forces.
Last November, the Syrian army launched massive military operations against the ISIL and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists in Southern Aleppo, Eastern Idlib and Northern Hama, regaining control of over 300 towns and villages, including Abu Zohour base, which is the second airbase in Northern Syria.
Earlier reports said that the Syrian army won back control of most of regions which had earlier been occupied by the ISIL during purging operations in the besieged areas in Hama, Idlib and Aleppo provinces.
The Syrian army forces continued advance in Northeastern Hama, taking back control of the villages of Abisan, Jabal Abisan, Rasm al-Khala, Jadidah, al-Khafiyeh, Abu Hamad, Tabarat Azbib, Job al-Safa, Ableh, Aniz, Sheikh Mazoud, Rasm al-Ward and Thaniyeh al-Sofani.
A field source confirmed the army’s control over tens of towns in the triangle region among Idlib, Hama and Aleppo provinces.
The ISIL had laid siege on a 1,100-sq/km region in Hama, Aleppo and Idlib.