IS Militants ‘Dumped Bodies in Syria Gorge’, HRW Says

May 4, 2020

(BBC) – The jihadist group Islamic State used a gorge in north-eastern Syria to dump the bodies of people it had abducted or detained, Human Rights Watch says. Researchers began an investigation after being sent a video in 2014 showing militants throwing corpses into the 50m (164ft) deep al-Hota gorge. HRW also believes bodies continued to be dumped there following IS rule. It wants local authorities to secure the site, remove human remains, and preserve evidence for prosecutions.