Mass Grave Found At Palmyra, Says Syrian Army

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 8:51 PM

The forty-two people - including three children - are believed to have been beheaded or shot deceased during IS&#thirty-nine; 10-month occupation.

Mass Grave Found At Palmyra, Says Syrian Army

A mass grave has been discovered in the historical Syrian city of Palmyra, according to the military.

It's believed forty-two people were executed by beheading or shooting at some time during Islamic State'south 10-month occupation of the site.

A military source told AFP that those killed were officers, soldiers, members of the favorite committees (pro-regime militia) and their relatives".

Twenty-four of the victims were civilians, three of them children.

Some of the bodies have been identified and all have been taken to a military hospital in Homs, the provincial capital.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says they're among at least two hundred eighty people murdered since the jihadists occupied the city in May last year.

Nearly a week ago, the Syrian army, backed by Russian forces, recaptured the city and its historical UNESCO-listed ruins.

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