Believed to be executed earlier by ISIS | Regime forces find remains of three persons in eastern Palmyra • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Believed to be executed earlier by ISIS | Regime forces find remains of three persons in eastern Palmyra

Syrian Observatory activists have confirmed that regime forces found this morning the remains of three bodies in Kahloun area in the east of Palmyra city in the eastern countryside of Homs, in the presence of Palmyra office of the state’s attorney and the medical jurisprudence branch. The bodies’ remains were taken later to the military hospital in Homs, so that the medical jurisprudence branch could define the identities of the bodies, believed to belong to people executed by ISIS which was controlling the area regime.

 

Moreover, reports suggested that one of the bodies belongs to Dr. Khaled al-Asa’ad, the archaeologist and former head of antiquities at the ancient city of Palmyra, who had been executed by ISIS in 2015. However, SOHR has not independently verified these reports.

 

On January 23, SOHR activists reported that the regime-backed “National Defence Forces” (NDF) discovered a tomb nearby Al-Panorama area in Deir Ezzor containing the remains of nearly nine decomposed bodies. The bodies belonged to ISIS members who were killed in military operations between ISIS and regime forces in the area years earlier. According to SOHR sources, NDF discovered this mass graveyard, by chance, during digging work.