ISIS executes three civilians in Raqqa on charges of ‘apostasy’

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ARA News

ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday executed three civilians in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa province on charges of ‘apostasy’, activists and eyewitnesses reported. 

The radical group arrested three young men in the town of Tabqa in Raqqa countryside under the pretext that they’ve cooperated with hostile parties. The ISIS-led Sharia Court then ordered their immediate execution on charges of apostasy. 

“The three men were brutally executed in a public square in central Tabqa on Thursday,” a local media activist told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The victims, identified as Ahmed Ibrahim, Hussar al-Hamoud and Muhammad al-Daher, were dressed in orange when they were shot dead by three masked ISIS jihadis.

ISIS released a footage showing the execution of the three men in Tabqa. A Sharia official read a statement before the execution was carried out, accusing the victims of apostasy for trying to fight against the ISIS self-declared Caliphate. 

Raqqa province is considered a de facto capital for the ISIS Caliphate, led by its alleged Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

This comes just three days after ISIS jihadis executed a young Syrian man in the city of Manbij in the northern Aleppo province on charges of communicating with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)–that are in conflict with ISIS in northern Syria. 

Faisal Abdulrahim al-Dahir, 23, was shot dead then crucified in a main square in central Manbij. “Al-Dahir was accused by ISIS of cooperating with hostile parties,” local media activist Nasir Taljbini told ARA News in Manbij.

“An ISIS Sharia official claimed that al-Dahir has leaked security information about ISIS military movements in Manbij city,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Reporting by: Salar Qassim

Source: ARA News

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