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Syrian Mass Grave Found Near City of Daraa, Activist Says

Villagers near the Syrian city of Daraa, where anti-government protests began, found a mass grave containing the bodies of demonstrators killed by security forces since the unrest started in March, a human rights group said.

Authorities cordoned off the area on the outskirts of Daraa where the bodies were found today, Ammar Qurabi, head of the National Organization for Human Rights, said by phone. Qurabi provided Bloomberg News with a video purported to be of the grave that has also been posted on the YouTube website. It wasn’t possible to immediately confirm the authenticity of the video. No one was available to comment when calls were made to the Interior Ministry.