Syrian security forces have discovered a mass grave in a suburb of the capital, Damascus, amid ongoing clashes between government troops and foreign-sponsored terrorists in the country.
Bodies of civilians and Syrian army members were found in the mass grave on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army says the security forces have killed a large number of terrorists in clashes between government troops and insurgents across the country over the past few days.
Fighting continues on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Aleppo and the Syrian army has inflicted heavy losses on insurgents.
The latest development comes two days after Kofi Annan announced that he will resign as the UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria at the end of August.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry expressed regret about the resignation of Annan.
The anti-Syria Western regimes have been calling for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, but Russia and China remain strongly opposed to the Western drive to oust the Syrian president.
On August 1, President Assad said in a speech published by the official SANA news agency that Syria is engaged in a “crucial and heroic” battle that will determine the destiny of the nation.