Damascus: A mass grave with the remains of 70 people, who had been killed by the Islamic State (IS) militants at an earlier time, was uncovered Monday in the country`s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, the state news agency SANA reported.
The villagers of the al-Bahra village, about 100 km east of Deir al-Zour, found the mass grave with the bodies of 70 people, largely from the al-Shuaitat tribe, which had opposed the Sunni radical group when the later stormed their areas in that oil-rich province.
The bodies had marks of gunshots and others were found beheaded, Xinhua reported citing SANA.
On Dec 17, the villagers of Kishkiyeh village found a mass grave combining tens of bodies of people who were also executed by the IS.
The IS has stormed large swathes of Deir al-Zour due to its location on the borders with Iraq, where that terrorist organisation also has a foothold.