Mass grave discovered in eastern Syria
At least 70 bodies belonging to a Sunni tribe were discovered by family members in Deir Ezzor. (AFP/File)
A mass grave, which contains the bodies of scores of Syrian people killed by ISIL militants, has been found in the Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
The corpses of 70 citizens were discovered by the families of the victims in al-Bahra village in the eastern province on Monday.
According to local sources, most of the bodies belonged to the members of the Shaitat Sunni tribe that picked up arms against the ISIL militants in the eastern province in the summer.
A similar mass grave was discovered near the al-Kashkiyeh village in the east of Deir Ezzor on October 17.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 230 bodies, which also belonged to the members of the Shaitat Sunni tribe, were found in the mass grave.
The UK-based opposition group said on Sunday that the ISIL group executed 1,878 people in Syria between June 28 when it announced its 'caliphate' and December 27.
More than 200,000 people have died so far in the conflict in Syria, according to the UN sources.
Over 7.2 million Syrians have also become internally displaced due to the ongoing Syrian crisis, according to the UN.
ISIL terrorists control some parts of Iraq and Syria. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. They have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.