NOTE: Earlier it was incorrectly reported that the massacre site was near Ar-Rayhan in East Ghouta – this was due to a misreading of the source material. The author apologizes for any misunderstanding.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:48 P.M.) – Moments ago, the Syrian Army discovered two mass graves in the eastern countryside of Hama province, many bodies of fallen civilians and soldiers have already been unearthed.
According to early reports, the mass graves were discovered near the town of Rahjan which was the hometown of the Syrian Ministry of Defence before its fall to Islamist forces in 2014.
Sources on the scene go on to state that ‘tens’ of bodies of slain government troops and civilians have been found so far – excavation teams are still working on both sites.
Al-Qaeda affiliate militia Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name, Jabhat al-Nusra) is most likely responsible for the massacre, although this cannot be confirmed at the present time.
More details to come.