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Sunni tribe in Syria reportedly finds mass graves with 230 bodies

Members of the Shuayat tribe battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria have found 230 bodies of their brethren dumped in apparent mass graves, activists and the Syrian government news agency have reported. The corpses – many decapitated and otherwise mutilated - were discovered by members of the tribe allowed to return to the village of Kashkashiyeh on Friday after registering with Islamic State as part of a deal brokered with the extremists, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based activist network. Islamic State's leader, Abu Bakr Baghdadi, also stipulated that the Sunni Muslim tribesmen could not assemble, must take religious lessons,...

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