DAMASCUS – A grave of 230 bodies of a tribe has been found in Syria who reported to fought against ISIS and were slaughtered in retaliation by ISIS, PakistanTribe received international media reports.
This grave was discovered by relatives of the dead. All these dead were from the tribe Shaitaat were buried in the country’s eastern Deir el-Zour province.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that “The grim discovery brings the number of tribe members killed during the jihadists’ summer advance in the province, which is close to the border with Iraq to more than 900.”
‘The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has stated that “more than 230 bodies have been found in a mass grave in the desert near Al-Kashkiyeh in the east of Deir el-Zour.”
It said the ‘vast majority’ of the dead were civilians, and that many of them had been executed in cold blood after the tribe rose up against ISIS fighters, having already driven out rival jihadists and rebels from the area.
Syrian Observatory added that “Hundreds more members of the Shaitaat tribe, which numbers around 70,000, are still missing.”
Omar Abu Layla, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army group said “This is a message from Daesh that if there is any attempt at revenge, your fate will be the same as your relatives.”
It is believed that all the people of this mass grave have been killed at the same time by ISIS.
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