ALEPPO: The bodies of at least 68 young men and boys, all executed with a single gunshot to the head or neck, were found in a river in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Abu Sada, a Free Syrian Army captain at the scene said many more bodies were still being dragged from the water, in a rebel-held area, reports Gulf News.
The bodies were found in the Qeweiqq River, which separates the Bustan Al Qasr district from Ansari in the southwest of the city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The identities of the dead are unknown.
Sada said the bodies would be taken to the hospital at Zarzur where relatives could seek to identify them, and those who are not identified will be buried in a common grave.
Sada said this is not the first time that they have found the bodies of people executed, but this is the first time so many bodies have been found.
Most of the dead were young men, some teens, wearing jeans, button-up shirts and sneakers.
Plot against Syria revealed
Leaked documents from a UK-based defense contractor has revealed a Qatari proposal to the firm to counterfeit a plan to claim that Syria has given the go-ahead for the use of chemical weapons in the country.
The document, which was allegedly hacked from the UK-based company Britam Defences website, disclosed Qatars proposal to the contractor in return for a large sum of money, Lebanese Al-Manar TV reported on Tuesday.
An email exchange between two senior officials at Britam suggested that the scheme was approved by Washington, explaining that Qatar would fund the militants in Syria to use chemical weapons.
We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington, a part of the leaked email read.
The Syrian unrest began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed ever since.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.
Damascus blames the West and its regional allies Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey for supporting the armed groups. Agencies
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