Largest ISIS Mass Grave Ever Found in Syria

Largest ISIS Mass Grave Ever Found in Syria

February 22, 2019

Syrian first responders discovered the largest Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) mass grave so far, holding at least 3,500 bodies and located outside the Syrian city of Raqqa, once the de facto capital of the terrorist group’s nearly completely fallen self-declared caliphate.

“These are individual graves, but behind us, by the trees, are the mass graves of those executed by Daesh,” said a forensic assistant at Raqqa’s al-Fukheikha agricultural suburb housing the grave.

“There are some 2,500-3,000 bodies estimated there, plus between 900 and 1,100 bodies in the individual graves, so at least 3,500 total,” he added. “Al-Fukheikha is the largest grave since IS came to Raqqa” in 2014.

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