Syria Militants 'Dig Up Graves' to Find Israelis who Vanished in Lebanon


Insurgents in Syria have excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing for decades, a Syria-based Palestinian official said.

Anwar Raja of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command said the bodies of the three Israeli soldiers who have been missing since a 1982 battle in Lebanon were transferred to Syria after the incident.

He said the insurgents' aim was to find the remains and transfer them to Israel.

Last week, Syrian troops regained control of the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk from members of the Islamic State group after a monthlong battle.

Rajas said IS and other insurgents dug up the past years' graves in search of the remains.

Comments 2
Thumb whyaskwhy 27 May 2018, 18:48

The Syrian government lied about them? tsk tsk how shocking....

Missing un520 28 May 2018, 10:55

If the israelis promise to bomb some of Assads child killers in return, I cant see this as a bad deal at all.