ISIS terrorists used a gorge in north-eastern Syria to dump the bodies of people

ISIS terrorists used a gorge in north-eastern Syria to dump the bodies of people it had abducted or detained, according to report published yesterday by BBC.

The report indicated that researchers began an investigation after being sent a video in 2014 showing a group of militants throwing into the gorge the bodies of two men summarily killed by ISIS.

More than 20 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been found in areas of Syria formerly held by IS.

Among those missing and believed to have been killed are activists, humanitarian workers, journalists, and residents who ran afoul of the jihadists.

IS once controlled 88,000 sq km (34,000 sq miles) of land stretching from western Syria to eastern Iraq, and imposed its brutal rule on almost eight million people.

The al-Hota gorge, which is about 85km (53 miles) north of the former IS "capital" of Raqqa, is a site of spectacular natural beauty.

But when IS controlled the surrounding area between 2013 and 2015, it became "a place of horror and reckoning".

More details are available in the following link:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52535838

Basma Qaddour