Urfa, Turkey− A mass grave comprising 21 bodies of militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was found on the Raqqa-Hasaka road, northeast of Syria.
One of the residents of al-Kantari sub-district (preferred anonymity), told ARA News that the grave was found near al-Kantari.
“The bodies were for former militants who wanted to dissent from ISIL but were discovered, killed and buried there,” the source said.
The same source added that the ISIL group deployed several checkpoints inside the city of Raqqa, in many main neighbourhoods and roundabouts, “where they check the citizens’ Identity cards and mobile phones.”
The area witnesses ongoing clashes between militants of ISIL on one hand, and fighters of the Islamic Front, Jabht al-Nosra and other Islamic forces as well as members from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on the other hand. This conflict started five months ago in many areas held by the Syrian armed opposition forces.
Reporting by Hanaa Muslim
Source: ARA News
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