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ALEPPO ــ Militants of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) stoned two Syrian civilians to death in Manbij city of Aleppo province on charges of ‘committing adultery’, local sources reported on Thursday.
A man and a woman were arrested on Wednesday under the pretext that they have committed adultery. The two victims were referred to the Sharia Court, which has ordered their immediate execution by publicly stoning them to death.
Speaking to ARA News in Manbij, media activist Nasser Taljbini said that after reciting the conviction, ISIS militants publicly stoned a man and a woman to death near the bridge of Manbij.
“Hundreds of people were watching the chilling scene silently,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“Following the execution, some locals started chanting supportive slogans to the Daesh-led brutal act,” the source said, using an acronym for ISIS.
Also, the group on Monday beheaded a young woman in the city of Manbij on charges of communicating with the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG)–that are engaged in deadly battles with ISIS across Syria’s north and northeast.
ISIS militants beheaded the young girl near the roundabout of Dalla on the highway to Aleppo. The victim was accused of spying for the Kurdish YPG forces, local activists told ARA News.
Over the past few weeks, the pace of ISIS-led executions against civilians has increased dramatically in the city of Manbij for no clear reasons.
The militant group is currently on alert in a bid to impose its hegemony on civilians, especially with the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) making remarkable gains in northern Syria, coinciding with continued U.S. and Russian airstrikes on ISIS positions.
Reporting by: Helin Saeed
Source: ARA News