Twenty bodies turn up in Aleppo's 'river of martyrs'

By REUTERS
March 10, 2013 22:13




AMMAN - Syrian opposition campaigners said at least 20 bodies of young men shot by security forces were found on Sunday in a small waterway running through the contested city of Aleppo.

It was the largest number of bodies lifted in a single day from what became known as "the river of martyrs", after 65 bodies turned up in late January. An average of several bodies a day have been appearing in the river since, several activists in the northern city, which is near Turkey, told Reuters.

Most bodies found so far floated down the River Queiq to the opposition-held Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood after being dumped in an upstream district in central Aleppo under the control of President Bashar Assad's forces where several security compounds are located, opposition activists in Aleppo said.


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