An ISIS militant reading a statement prior to the execution of an Iraqi man in Mosul. File photo
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ERBIL – The extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) has executed four of its own militants in the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor on charges of “treason”, local sources reported on Wednesday.
Two of the militants were beheaded for “leaking security information to the Syrian army”, the others were accused of trying to escape the battlefront in Deir ez-Zor.
“ISIS beheaded the four militants in a public square in central Deir ez-Zor and left their dead bodies on the ground until Wednesday midnight,” media activist Saray Addin told ARA News.
One of the beheaded militants was identified as Rami al-Sayo, a member of the ISIS-led Islamic Police. Another militant was identified as Hamid Madani, a member of al-Husba committee which is responsible for collecting taxes from shop owners in Deir ez-Zor.
“The other two militants, whose identities remained unknown, were executed for trying to escape a battlefield in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor,” Addin said.
The source pointed out that ISIS started executing its own militants in public to show its strict commitment to its own rules in front of people.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News