Al-Raqqa, Syria, Jan. 14, 2019. Since the beginning of September 2018, the Initial Response Team (IRT) of the al-Raqqa civil council has retrieved 3,310 bodies from mass graves in the al-Raqqa governorate in Northeastern Syria. Yasser al-Khamis, the head of the IRT, said that after the IRT finished retrieving the bodies from the mass grave in the Panorama neighborhood, the total number of retrieved bodies reached 3,310. Local residents identified 550 of the bodies, which were returned to their relatives. Al-Khamis added that they retrieved 850 bodies of Islamic State members, who were identified by their military uniforms and explosive belts. The rest of the retrieved bodies belonged to unidentified civilians. Al-Khamis noted that they retrieved 793 bodies from the Panorama neighborhoods mass grave, including 463 bodies of armed people and the rest civilians, including women and children. Al-Khamis also said that they completed their work in the mass graves in the zoo, al-Rashid neighborhood, the children's park, al-Bajaa, the Omayyad mosque, and the al-Bado neighborhood. Al-Khamis added that the IRT will start retrieving bodies from the al-Fakheikah graves within the next few days. Earlier, al-Khamis reported to SMART that they retrieved 2,650 bodies from the city of al-Raqqa between Jan. 8, 2018, and Oct. 16, 2018. Local residents identified 501 of the bodies, which were returned to their relatives, with the exception of 31 of the identified bodies.