The 5 bodies found in ISIS mass grave in Raqqa are:
-All dressed in #ISIS trademark orange "execution suits".
-All handcuffed (plastic handcuffs)
-All shot in the back of the head.
Identities of the victims are not known yet. See pics 👇
We published the pictures showing the orange execution suits and cuffed hands.
Images showing sculls of the victims with bullet holes in head are too gruesome for publication.
It is written in it that the 5 victims found in #ISIS mass grave were respectively 25, 27, 30, 35, 55 yrs old at time of execution. Of course these are approximates.
So far around 200 bodies have been found there. All bodies will be reburied in a place called "Al Shamiya mountain".
Acc to authorities, forensic pathologist noticed large number of impacts on bodies &heads. They haven't been identified yet.
Once 1 body in orange "execution suit" was found in AlOukersha village (near Raqqa). His family identified him. He was a Kurd. ISIS filmed his execution &put video online.
It was taken by coalition for DNA testing acc to an official.
Raqqa's local council hasn't heard anything about it since.
So this is 1st time multiple bodies in orange suits are found.
Not the five men in orange execution suits, not the three stoned women and also not the other 190+.
But these 190+ unidentified people aren't necessarily all ISIS victims. They might be dead ISIS fighters or civilians who died in coalition bombings of Raqqa.
Over 3500 not identified. Again, these 3500 aren't automatically ISIS victims but could also be ISIS fighters or civilians killed by coalition strikes.
Well, authorities here in Raqqa (a city which is almost totally destroyed) don't have the capacity to do DNA testing. The coalition hasn't supplied Raqqa with any equipment for that matter.
Before, they would only re-bury bodies at different location. So this complicates identification process.
Hope here is that coalition will help with DNA testing.
Raqqa council took DNA samples of 5 bodies but they can't do DNA testing in Raqqa. It has to happen somewhere else.
Will coalition ask for samples? I don't know.
There is no possibility to do DNA testing in Raqqa. So the samples are just laying there.
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