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ERBIL ــ Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) has executed two young men in the city of Jarablus in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo on charges of spying for anti-ISIS forces, local sources reported on Sunday.
The two youngsters were arrested by ISIS militants earlier in the week. They were then referred to the Sharia Court which convicted them of spying for anti-ISIS rebel groups and ordered their execution.
Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, local media activist Nasser Taljbini said that ISIS militants prevented the people of Jarablus from leaving after afternoon prayers, gathering them in a public square downtown, near the Cultural Center and building of the Islamic Sharia court.
“ISIS extremists brought two chained and blindfolded teenagers to the square, shooting them dead in front of dozens of residents,” the source added.
An ISIS member from the Sharia Court has read a statement before the execution, explaining the reason for their execution without revealing the victims’ identities, according to the source.
Taljbini pointed out that the group charged the two boys of ‘spying for the Free Syrian Army (FSA)’.
Last week, ISIS militants have executed six people in the city of Manbij in Aleppo suburbs on charges of spying and violating the group’s regulations, and five others were executed on charges of ‘drug trafficking’. The group posted pictures of the victims online.
Over the past two years, ISIS has publicly executed hundreds of civilians, activists, and journalists on various charges in the areas controlled by the group across Syria and Iraq.
Jarablus, located on the Syria-Turkey border, is deemed strategic for the hardline group as it served for long as a passage point for foreigner jihadis who joined the ranks of ISIS.
The Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) consider Jarablus as a main target at the moment. If they recapture it, they would be blocking one of the main routes in the face of foreign ISIS militants who continue to cross from Turkey into Syria in order to join their alleged Caliphate.
Reporting by: Salar Qasim
Source: ARA News