#Syria: ‘Mass execution’ bodies found near Damascus
Damascus, 6 Sept. (AKI) - Twenty-three lifeless bodies of victims of a suspected mass execution have been found near the Syrian capital of Damascus, al-Jazeera reported on Thursday.
The report said the bodies were found in the town of Zamelka.
Anti-government activists groups have been reporting incidents of summary executions carried out by Syrian government forces.
Earlier, the Syrian Human Rights Network reported that eight people died in violence on Thursday. But a report by the dpa news agency said 10 people died in fighting between government forces and rebels in Damascus.
More than 26 thousand people in Syria have died in violence since the start of a government crackdown on protests that began in March 2011.
Western countries have slapped sanctions on Syria for carrying out indiscriminate violence on its own citizens.
The Syrian government routinely blames ”terrorists” backed by foreign governments for the lion’s share of the violence.