By Steve Neavling
The photos were so grisly and outrageous that many people doubted they were real.
But after analyzing hundreds of the photos for more than a year at the FBI lab in Quantico, Va., investigators at the bureau concluded that images of emaciated, bruised bodies of political prisoners were authentic and had not been manipulated, Yahoo News reports.
The findings provide more evidence that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad committed human rights violations.
A former government photographer, who was a defector, smuggled the photos out of the country on a thumb drive two years ago, prompting Assad’s government to adamantly claim they were fake.