The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered on August 31 a mass grave in the newly-liberated town of al-Lataminah in the northern Hama countryside.
A military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that the remains of ten people have been recovered from the mass grave, which was uncovered thanks to information provided by the locals.
“Three years ago, terrorist groups kidnaped the martyrs from several areas, killed them then decapitated their bodies and buried them at the Marmalah site,” the state-run agency quoted the source as saying.
Al-Lataminah was a stronghold of Jaysh al-Izza and its close ally Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) [formerly known as the al-Nusra Front] up until its recent liberation by the SAA. The two groups were likely behind the hideous crime.
In the early years of the Syrian conflict thousands of civilians and military personnel were abducted throughout the country. The fate of many of them remains unknown to this day.