Mass Graves Uncovered in Syria

In Jisr Al-Shughour, Syria, government forces uncovered a mass grave allegedly containing the bodies of 10 security forces on June 12.

The bodies were said to be mutilated by armed groups in Jisr Al-Shughour.

On June 13, Syrian state TV displayed footage of large crowds gathering around the grave site watching government forces digging up the bodies.

Around 120 security personnel were killed by armed gangs last week, in the town after large demonstrations. The dead were said to be civilians and soldiers killed by security forces who had been shot for refusing to open fire on civilians.

Residents of Jisr Al-Shughour have accused the brother of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, Maher for instructing the brigade to attack the town and other towns across the country,

The Syrian government has attracted international condemnation for its crackdown and has been accused by the United States for creating a "humanitarian crisis".

The International Committee for the Red Cross has urged Syria to end its offensive, and allow immediate access to the country to help refugees, detainees and the wounded.

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