The Syrian official news agency ‘SANA’ has said that the Syrian government forces have found a mass grave of civilians and military personnel, who had been executed by what the agency described as terrorist groups referring to the armed opposition groups in Mazarea al-Ebb, in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus.
The Eastern Ghouta, which was controlled by Jaysh al-Islam, was the last stronghold of the armed opposition groups in the area.
In early April 2018, Jaysh al-Islam leaders reached a military agreement with the Russian Hmeimim Airbase center, which stipulated the militants and their family members to be removed from Douma into northern Syria, in northern Aleppo governorate after laying down their weapons.
According to a military official in Damascus, the discovered mass grave civilian and military bodies, including a woman, were handcuffed.
The military official accused the armed opposition groups of committing this massacre, describing them as terrorist groups.
The approximate number of bodies that have been recovered is about 70, and their deaths date back to the beginning of 2012 to 2014, according to the head of the Military Police Branch of Damascus, Muhammad al-Mansour.
He added to ‘SANA’: "There is an extension of the mass grave, and the recovery of the bodies will be completed in cooperation with the Civil Defense, and transferred into Tishreen Military Hospital."