Deir ez-Zor – The Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants on Friday executed a woman in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate, after accusing her of spying for Kurdish forces, activists and eyewitnesses reported.
Asmaa Muhammad, 41, was arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police –also known as Diwan al-Hisba– in a village in Deir ez-Zor countryside under the pretext that she has communicated with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The YPG and other factions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been in fight with ISIS for more than two years.
The victim was arrested in the Hawij al-Bumaasa village in eastern Deir ez-Zor.
“The Sharia Court accused her of spying for hostile Kurdish forces and ordered her execution,” local media activist Ahmed Ramadan told ARA News.
Asmaa was shot dead and then crucified in a public square in central Deir ez-Zor. Hundreds of people witnessed the brutal execution.
“Her body was covered with blood when they brutally crucified her. They banned the people from approaching the body,” an eyewitness told ARA News.
This comes amid ongoing fighting between the SDF and ISIS on several fronts in northern Syria, including Hasakah’s southern countryside, Aleppo’s and Raqqa’s northern countrysides.
ISIS has recently arrested and punished dozens of civilians on suspicion of spying for the Kurdish-led SDF forces.
Reporting by: Raman Yousef | Source: ARA News