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Located in a deep canyon near Raqqa in a mass grave of the Islamic state

The areas near Raqqa, the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate of the terrorist group of the Islamic State, have been the scene of barbarism for years. One of the black spots that is now coming to light is the Al Hota Gorge, a 50-meter-deep gorge into which jihadists are said to have thrown victims who are not committed to their bloody ideology.

An investigation by Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed the transformation of a “beautiful natural enclave” into a “place of horror,” as researcher Sara Kayyali said, which has called for further work to be done on the “thousands” of executions that have taken place the Islamic State has perpetrated while controlling large areas in Syria and Iraq.

The flight of a drone makes it possible to appreciate the existence of corpses on the bottom of the Al Hota Canyon. For this reason, the NGO has asked local authorities to protect the area, to remove human remains and to store the evidence required for the processing. Those responsible for the crimes.

Located in a deep canyon near Raqqa in a mass grave of the Islamic state
Located in a deep canyon near Raqqa in a mass grave of the Islamic state

More than twenty mass graves have been found across Syria. During the period in which the Islamic State controlled Al Hota territory between 2013 and 2015, its members threatened to throw civilians into space, which the terrorists recorded in a video on social networks in 2014, Amnesty said.

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