Raqqa – The initial response team in Raqqa exhumed 670 corpses from the al-Fakhekhah cemetery in the southern countryside of the city, which includes the corpses of those who were in the ranks of ISIS and a number of civilians. It is one of the largest mass graves.
The initial response team started working in the cemetery on 9 January 2019. The team is supposed to finish the first section of the cemetery in the next few days.
The head of the initial response team, Yasser Al-Khamis, confirmed that the team is continuing to exhume the corpses from the mass graves. “In the coming days, the end of the work will be announced in the cemetery in the first section and the work will be done on the other part of the cemetery, which include the corpses of the civilians whom were executed by the terrorists.
The Al Khamis noted that they received information from the residents that the section of the cemetery contains a number of corpses of journalists killed by terrorists in Raqqa.
The initial response team exhumed the corpses from mass graves in Raqqa city and its countryside, including the Panorama Cemetery, the Rashid Stadium, the Zoo and the White Garden.