Syria: activists, 13 women's bodies in mass grave near Hama

Residents in Hama tell ANSA

10 October, 12:22

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, OCTOBER 10 - Activists in central Syria on Thursday morning said the bodies of 13 women with gunshot wounds to the head and back were found in a mass grave in an area north-east of the city of Hama, city residents told ANSA, speaking by Skype. The sources are unable to provide video footage of the bodies discovered just a few hours ago but said the mass grave is in the village of Buraydj, some 60 km north-east of Hama.

    The sources quoted residents of Buraydj as saying that about a dozen women from the village which supports anti-regime rebels were arrested the day before yesterday by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al Assad. The mass grave was reportedly discovered close to a loyalist checkpoint outside the village.

    Activists have a harder time providing video footage, according to the sources, because areas backing the uprising have been besieged over the past three months by loyalist militia who cut electricity, water and phone lines.(ANSAmed).

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