The victims, discovered west of Daesh's former bastion, were executed, Syrian state media SANA says.
Veracruz witnessed over 1,000 killings in 2016 and twice as many forced disappearances. But, according to local residents, the police have been turning a blind eye to the problem.
Iraqi security forces say they have discovered a grave containing some 150 decapitated corpses in the town of Hammam al-Alil which was seized from Daesh last week. The UN is investigating the killings.
An investigation carried out by the Associated Press has found evidence of mass atrocities across Iraq and Syria.
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