ISIS publicly crucifies young man in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor on charges of supporting Kurdish forces

ISIS crucifying Syrian man. File photo

ARA News

ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed and crucified a Syrian man in the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor after accusing him of supporting “a hostile party”, activists reported on Monday.

“The 22-year-old victim was arrested at a restaurant in central Deir ez-Zor for talking about the Kurdish advance towards Deir ez-Zor and saying ‘Kurds are coming’,” local media activist Ahmed Ramadan told ARA News.

This comes as the Kurdish YPG fighters and allied units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue their progress against the radical group in northeastern Syria. 

“He was arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police and was referred to the Sharia Court which ordered the immediate execution and crucification of the young man,” Ramadan reported.

Pro-ISIS Sharia officials accused the young man of supporting the Kurdish forces that are considered “a hostile party” by the radical group.

“The man was executed and crucified in front of hundreds of people in the city center,” an eyewitness confirmed to ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

In the meantime, Kurdish YPG fighters and allied SDF units, supported by a western air cover, continued their military operations against ISIS militants in the town of Markadah, which is located on the border of Deir ez-Zor province.  

Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News

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