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Syria: Around 1500 bodies uncovered in Raqqa’s largest mass grave to date01:05

Syria: Around 1500 bodies uncovered in Raqqa’s largest mass grave to date

Syrian Arab Republic, Raqqa
October 9, 2018 at 23:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Civil Council in Raqqa has reported that roughly 1500 corpses have been uncovered in what has become the largest mass grave yet discovered in the devastated Syrian city, almost a year after its US-backed liberation from the Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

On October 8, a film crew joined a medical team on the ground as they try to identify corpses found in a mass grave from clothes, fingerprints, documents or other special markers. Over 1500 bodies were found in this grave alone, making it the largest one found in the city so far. Responders are still working to uncover and identify bodies at the site.

During the battle for the city, some 3,000 bombs were reportedly dropped on the former IS stronghold, paving the way for a ground victory by fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the People's Protection Unit (YPG).

Syria: Around 1500 bodies uncovered in Raqqa’s largest mass grave to date01:05
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The Civil Council in Raqqa has reported that roughly 1500 corpses have been uncovered in what has become the largest mass grave yet discovered in the devastated Syrian city, almost a year after its US-backed liberation from the Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

On October 8, a film crew joined a medical team on the ground as they try to identify corpses found in a mass grave from clothes, fingerprints, documents or other special markers. Over 1500 bodies were found in this grave alone, making it the largest one found in the city so far. Responders are still working to uncover and identify bodies at the site.

During the battle for the city, some 3,000 bombs were reportedly dropped on the former IS stronghold, paving the way for a ground victory by fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the People's Protection Unit (YPG).

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