(Photo: Reuters/Zain Karam)
Residents attempt to identify bodies found along a river at a school used as a field hospital in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr January 29, 2013. At least 65 people, apparently shot in the head, were found dead with their hands bound in a district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, activists said. Opposition activists posted a video of a man filming at least 51 muddied male bodies alongside what they said was the Queiq River in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo.
Sixty-five bodies, all of which had hands bound behind their backs and appear to have been shot in the head, were discovered washed up in a river that runs through the middle of the city of Aleppo in the north of Syria on Tuesday. It is not immediately known who carried out the executions, but the suspected perpetrators are forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Reuters said the death toll could rise as high as 80.
Forces fighting on both sides of the conflict have been accused of various human rights violations, as the war-weary citizens of Syria struggle to go on with their lives while the conflict rages ceaseless around them.
The 22-month conflict has claimed more than 60,000 lives, created around 2 million internally displaced people, and more than 700,000 people have fled as refugees to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt, according to UNHCR.
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