ISIS executes two men in Palmyra on charges of ‘spying for Syrian army’


ISIS militants in Palmyra. File photo

ARA News 

HOMS – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) have executed two young men in the city of Palmyra in Syria’s central Homs province, after accusing them of spying for the Syrian army, local sources reported on Thursday.

Ahmed al-Zoabi, 24, and Muhammad al-Sayik, 27, were arrested earlier on Wednesday in central Palmyra. They were both executed at the hands of ISIS militants on charges of spying for the Syrian regime’s army. 

“The Sharia Court has accused them of leaking security information about ISIS in Palmyra to the Syrian army,” a local media activist told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity. 

“Al-Zoabi and al-Sayik were publicly executed by firing squad on Thursday afternoon,” the source reported.

The historical city of Palmyra has been under the control of Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants since May, when the group stormed headquarters of the Syrian army and seized the whole city subsequent to fierce clashes.

Since May, ISIS militants have executed dozens of civilians in Palmyra on charges of cooperating with the Syrian army. 

Reporting by: Issam Hassan 

Source: ARA News

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