Recovering 34 bodies in the last week raises to 735, the number of regime forces’ members and their allies whose bodies were recovered from several Syrian areas • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Recovering 34 bodies in the last week raises to 735, the number of regime forces’ members and their allies whose bodies were recovered from several Syrian areas

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the regime forces recovering bodies of more members from several Syrian areas, of who were killed earlier during confrontations in the Syrian Desert and in areas controlled by the “Islamic State” organization in Syria, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored during the last week the exhumation of more than 34 dead bodies of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them from several areas, raising to more than 734, the number of bodies recovered since the beginning of April 2018, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 5th of June 2018 that regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them continue recovering the bodies in the areas they have recently controlled, in several scattered areas in the Syrian territory, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the exhumation of hundreds of bodies of the regime forces and their loyal gunmen, who were buried during the clashes in the areas where they were found, –individually or in mass graves– and they were transported to cemeteries in the villages, towns and cities of their birthplaces.

In the last two months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the recovery of about 700 bodies of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, of who were killed earlier during clash in Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Homs, Hama, Idlib, al-Raqqah and Deir Ezzor, since the beginning of April 2018, but there are still thousands of corpses buried in random mass graves for members whose bodies were dragged by their opponents, during the clashes that took place between both parties, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the search for bodies of soldiers of the regime forces is still underway in the newly controlled areas.

It worth mentioning that the regime forces on November 2018 had recovered the remnants of more than 60 members of its forces and of the militiamen loyal to it, where they were in a burial ground at Hamdiyyeh Camp in the countryside of Idlib, and the remains were exhumed. Several sources confirmed to the Observatory that the bodies belongs to members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them; who were killed in clashes against the rebel and Islamic factions and Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham in Wadi al-Deif and Hamdiyyeh Camps before the first quarter of 2015, amid information about more bodies in the area within graves in which regime’s dead members were buried.

Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published back in 2016 about the exhumation of bodies and remains of about 100 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, of who were killed in Menagh Airbase in the northern countryside of Aleppo and controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces currently, and in the details obtained by the activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights back then; after mediation by Muhammad Marouf Balwi -a businessman from Nubl town in the northern countryside of Aleppo- an agreement was reached between the Syria Democratic Forces and the authorities of the regime, about allowing the regime to retrieve bodies of his dead members from the airport, where civilian cars were brought as well as exhumation teams at the expense of the businessman, who covered all the costs of the operations and transportations, and after the exhumation of mass graves -which lasted for about 5 days- the exhumed bodies were transported to the capital Damascus via Aleppo – Khanasser – Al-Salamiyah road, while the search operations for more bodies continued, and the sources confirmed that access to sites of the mass graves took place by one of the survivor members of the military operations that took place at the airbase more than 3 years ago, when the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” and rebel and Islamic factions attacked the Menagh Airbase and controlled it, and the declaration of control took place in early August 2013 by the Colonel Abduljabbar al-Akidi, the commander of Aleppo Military Council, and Abu Jandal the military commander in the organization of the “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant”, and Radwan Qarndal, the commander of al-Fath Brigade, and Adnan al-Sayyadi, representative of Aasefat al-Shamal, Azaz and Menagh Brigades and the north of Syria.