BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and local civil defense units have reportedly discovered three mass graves in the western countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate today.

According to local reports, the mass graves were discovered just west of the Tabaqa Military Airport.

Over 45 bodies have already been retrieved from these mass graves; many more are expected to be pulled out in the coming hours and days.

The exhumed bodies are believed to be the remains of the 200+ Syrian Army soldiers that were brutally marched through the desert and executed by the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS).

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