- Syrian villagers pulled 13 bodies from a mass grave near the southern
city of Deraa on Monday, residents said, and thousands joined a
night-time march in a Damascus suburb demanding the overthrow of the
Deraa residents say hundreds of people have been
missing since tanks and soldiers moved in last month to crush the cradle
of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad's 11-year rule.
said villagers digging in farmland in the outskirts of the city
uncovered the decomposed bodies of Abdullah Abdul Aziz Aba Zaid, 62, and
four of his children.
The villagers also found the bodies of a
woman, a child and six men, all unidentified, residents said. It was not
clear when they died, but Deraa residents say dozens of civilians were
killed during the military assault on the city's old quarter.