HASAKAH – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday executed four Syrian men in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province on charges of “supporting enemies of the Caliphate”, local sources reported.
The four young men were arrested while helping a number of families to escape the besieged city of al-Bukamal in Deir ez-Zor province.
“The ISIS-led Islamic Police in al-Bukamal captured the four young men and brought them to the Sharia Court, which decided to publicly execute them on Wednesday afternoon,” media activist Samir al-Khallaf told ARA News in al-Bukamal.
“The ISIS court accused them of supporting the enemies of the so-called Caliphate,” al-Khallaf reported.
The four men were reportedly beheaded in front of hundreds of people in the Tayyara square in eastern al-Bukamal city.
“Their only guilt was helping women and children to escape this miserable life under Daesh [ISIS] terrorism,” father of one of the victims told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Also on Wednesday, ISIS militants arrested ten civilians in al-Bukamal for attempting to flee the city, which has been under siege by western-backed Syrian rebel fighters for weeks.
In the meantime, the radical group has distributed videotapes for its propaganda campaign against the US-led coalition to the people of Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, calling on people to support its alleged caliphate in the fight against what it called ‘enemies of Allah’, media activists reported.
Reporting by: Chalak Shekho
Source: ARA News
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