ISIS executes eight of its own militants for attempting dissidence

ISIS militants summarily execute civilians in Ain Issa, northeastern Syria. File photo

ARA News

URFA – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) has executed eight of its own militants on charges of attempting dissidence in the city of Manbij in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, local sources reported Tuesday.

Local activists confirmed that ISIS has executed its own militants for trying to desert the group’s ranks and flee to Turkey. 

Speaking to ARA News in Manbij, media activist Nasser Taljbini said that ISIS militants who observe Syria-Turkey borderline near their areas of control have arrested several members of the group while trying to escape and cross the border into Turkey. 

“The arrestees, including jihadis from several Arab nationalities, were executed by firing squad on Tuesday near the Ittihad University building west of Manbij,” the source reported. 

Taljbini pointed out that a masked member from the Sharia Court in Manbij explained the reason behind executing the militants, saying “these are traitors for the Caliphate”.

In February, ISIS-linked border guards were able to capture an ISIS militant, a Tunisian national, along with his Chechen wife, in the city of Jarablus northern Syria, while trying to flee the group’s ranks to Turkey, according to local sources.

“ISIS border guards were able to capture the Tunisian militant and his wife near the Turkish border in the western suburbs of Jarablus before crossing border into Turkey,” media activist J.S., based in Jarablus, told ARA News, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

The source pointed out the arrestees were taken to the ISIS’s Sharia Court in Jarablus for interrogation.

Several reports confirmed that many ISIS militants have deserted the group’s ranks recently, especially in the areas under its control in Jarablus, Manbij, and al-Bab in Aleppo suburbs near the Turkish border.

Reporting by: Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News

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