04 December 2005

Lebanese find mass grave in former Syrian stronghold

ANJAR, Lebanon, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Lebanese forces unearthed on Saturday at least 20 decomposed corpses buried in a mass grave in an eastern town that was the headquarters of Syrian intelligence for three decades, security sources said.

Witnesses and security sources said the bodies, most now only skeletons in scraps of underwear, were found on an old onion farm in the town of Anjar, long used by Syrian intelligence as a jail and interrogation centre.

They said the bodies had lain in the shallow grave for over 12 years but it was not immediately clear who they were and how they died.

Could it be that Syrians are allergic to onions?

Nah, probably just another Zionist provocation...