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    UN Has No Information on Syria Village Massacre

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    The United Nations office in Geneva does not have any information on an alleged massacre in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor region, according to a press-officer.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) — The United Nations office in Geneva told Sputnik on Sunday they had no information on an alleged massacre in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor region carried out by the Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh) terrorist group.

    Local residents in the western province of Deir ez-Zor told Sputnik late Saturday that 280 people, including women, children and the elderly, were killed for cooperating with the Syrian army.

    "I don't have any information and can't further comment on it," a press-officer on duty of the UN office in Geneva said.

    Late on Saturday, Deir ez-Zor Governor Mohammad Qaddur Ajnyyja told Sputnik that Syrian armed forces have liberated the al-Bagilya village, where mass murders by the group outlawed in Russia had taken place.

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