The Herald

Mass graves are discovered in Aleppo


RUSSIAN troops have discovered mass graves in Aleppo with bodies showing signs of torture and mutilation, said the Russian Defence Ministry.

The Russians “found mass graves of several dozens of Syrians who suffered atrocious torture and massacre,” said ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenko­v.

The Russian Air Force has helped Syrian president Bashar Assad to capture Syria’s largest city after weeks of a siege.

Maj Gen Konashenko­v also criticised the opposition rebels, who controlled eastern Aleppo before they were pushed out earlier this month, for laying booby traps and mines across the town.

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