Mass graves of civilians who died under Syrian regime torture found in several Syrian cities, according to SOHR report

HMOTH, Syria — A recent report by UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stated that the Syrian regime have disposed of thousands of corpses of civilians who died under torture inside its prisons in mass graves in several regime-held Syrian cities.

The SOHR report also clarified that the corpses were buried both individually and collectively in cemeteries in Tal al-Nasr, north of Hmoth (Homs), and other cemeteries south of the Syrian capital, Daramsuq (Damascus), in Holeb (Aleppo), Hemto (Hama), and Latakia.

After the detainees’ families insisted the fate of their children be revealed — and after paying huge sums of money in bribes — they were informed by the Syrian regime’s security apparatus of the burial locations of their loved ones, the sites of many bearing only numbers instead of names.

According to SOHR, 83% of the detainees were killed inside the regime prisons between May 2013 and October 2015, noting that during this period the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) played a large role in the handling of detainees.