Initial Response Team retrieves 14 bodies from al-Raqqa governorate

Editing Mohamad Alaa | Translation Maan Salti | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: January 29, 2019, 2:08:08 AM wire ECONOMY & BUSINESS Local Administration

Al-Raqqa - SMART

On Monday, the Initial Response Team (IRT) of the al-Raqqa Civil Council retrieved 14 dead bodies from a mass grave in the al-Raqqa governorate, Northeastern Syria.

Sources from the IRT told SMART that the team retrieved 11 bodies, including the bodies of three women, from a mass grave near the village of Fokhaykha, four of which were delivered to their relatives after identifying the bodies, while the unidentified bodies were buried in the Tall al-Bay'a cemetery.

The sources said that the IRT team retrieved four other bodies from the al-Thakanah neighborhood in al-Raqqa city, two of them from a destroyed building. The four bodies were also buried in the Tall al-Bay'a cemetery.

On Jan. 22, 2019, the al-Raqqa Civil Council began retrieving hundreds of bodies from a mass grave near the village of Fokhaykha, and initial information estimates that the mass grave contains between 600 and 800 bodies.

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Editing Mohamad Alaa | Translation Maan Salti | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: January 29, 2019, 2:08:08 AM wire ECONOMY & BUSINESS Local Administration
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