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IRT retrieves five bodies from mass grave, east of al-Raqqa

Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2020/05/02 16:44

Al-Raqqa - SMART

On Saturday, the Initial Response Team (IRT) of the al-Raqqa Civil Council, affiliated with the Kurdish Autonomous Administration, retrieved five bodies from a mass grave, east of al-Raqqa Northeastern Syria.  

An IRT source reported to SMART that they retrieved five bodies from the al-Hamrat mass grave, 55 kilometers east of the city of al-Raqqa. The IRT identified one of the bodies and delivered it to his family, while the IRT buried the unidentified bodies in a cemetery.

The IRT continues retrieving bodies from mass graves left after bombings of the United States-led International Coalition and the Islamic State.

On Jan. 14, 2019, the IRT finished retrieving bodies from the Panorama mass grave in al-Raqqa with a total of 3,310 bodies, the residents identified 550 of the bodies. Earlier, the IRT retrieved bodies from mass graves of the Zoo, al-Rashid, children park, al-Baja’a, Omayad Mosque, al-Badou neighborhood. The IRT also worked in other mass graves, including al-Fakhikha, al-Salhabiah, and Tal Zedan (al-Hamrat).