Islamic State extremists execute 65 civilians north Syria, mostly Kurds

An IS militant is preparing to behead a Syrian man. File photo

ARA News

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) executed more than 65 civilians in northern Syria on Wednesday, local sources reported. 

At least 56 Kurdish civilians were summarily executed by the radical group in the city of Manbij in the northern countryside of Aleppo, and nine other civilians were shot dead in Deir ez-Zor. 

In Manbij, a local source told ARA News (on the condition of anonymity) that IS jihadists executed a group of Kurdish civilians who were held in an IS detention center in the city.

“The Kurdish victims descended from Kobane, Jarabulus and Manbij in Aleppo countryside. The terrorists executed them on charges of cooperating with the anti-IS forces,” the source reported. 

In Deir ez-Zor, the radical group has executed nine people on charges of having suspicious links with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Nusra Front (Syria’s branch of al-Qaeda).

Human rights activists in Syria confirmed that IS militants have brutally murdered hundreds of citizens on baseless charges. Most of the victims have been accused of either apostasy or cooperation with opponents. 


Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News

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