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Daesh Atrocities: Two Mass Graves Found in Raqqa

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Two mass graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian Army men martyred by the terrorist Daesh [Arabic Acronym for the terrorist "ISIS"/"ISIL"] group have been found in the west of Raqqa province, state news agency SANA reported Friday.

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The bodies were discovered based on information provided by residents near Wawi in the west of the province, which borders Turkey. It said they had been executed.

Recovery operations were expected to last several days "due to the huge area of the two mass graves", SANA quoted a source from the Syrian civil defense as saying.

It was not immediately clear when they had been killed, other than while Daesh the northerly province, SANA said.

Daesh has been held responsible for multiple atrocities during its reign of terror, including mass executions and decapitations.

In December 2014, the bodies of 230 people executed by the terrorist group were found in a mass grave in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

Another 200 civilians, including women and children, were killed by the group in June 2015 in the city of Kobane.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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