200 corpses found in mass grave in Syria’s Raqqa: official

So far 200 corpses have been found, but it is feared more could follow. (File/AFP)
Updated 03 July 2019

200 corpses found in mass grave in Syria’s Raqqa: official

  • The dead are thought to include victims of Daesh which occupied the city
  • While 200 corpses have been found, it is feared more will follow

BEIRUT: Two hundred corpses, including those of people believed to have been executed by the Daesh, were found near the Syrian city of Raqqa, a local official and a war monitor said.
The mass grave contained the bodies of five men in orange jumpsuits of the kind typically worn by Daesh hostages, Yasser Al-Khamees and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
More bodies could be uncovered as search operations continue, Khamees said.


Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

Updated 12 min 36 sec ago

Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

JERUSALEM: Israel's attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Thursday, raising more uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired in political chaos after two inconclusive elections this year.
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced the decision in a statement. The charges included bribery, breach of trust and fraud.
Netanyahu, who has denied wrongdoing in three corruption cases, is under no legal obligation to resign after being charged. He is due to make a statement latyer this evening.