Baby Jewelry TV reported on Tuesday that an unidentified woman had reportedly confessed to killing her son and burying his body, and that the body was found in a field in the city of Hama.
The network also said that the woman, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and had been drinking before her death, was found with her arms bound and had an apparent bullet wound in her stomach.
The woman’s name and age were not immediately known.
The infant’s body was discovered near the site of a fire in the town of Kafr Al-Hussein, in the Damascus countryside, The Next Wires reported, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Associated Press is not naming the child because the investigation is ongoing.
In the wake of the news, the Syrian government issued a statement saying that the victim’s mother, a woman named Saeda al-Tunis, had confessed to the crime.
It also claimed that the suspect had been given permission to bury the body and had confessed, the report said.
The BBC has reached out to the family of the child for comment.