ISIS executes six of its own militants for escaping battlefield


Islamic State's (ISIS) jihadist beheading man by sword. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli – The Islamic State (ISIS) radical group has executed six of its own militant fighters in northeastern Syria, after accusing them of escaping the battlefield, activists reported on Wednesday.

The six militants were reportedly arrested by ISIS guards near Margada town in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah Governorate, after fleeing clashes with Syrian army forces in Deir ez-Zor.

“ISIS has accused them of treason for failing to defend the so-called Caliphate,” a media activist in Margada told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“The militant fighters evacuated their post in northern Deir ez-Zor without permission, while clashes continued between ISIS and Syria regime’s forces in the area,” the source added.

The six militants were publicly executed by firing squad in central Margada on Wednesday.

The execution was ordered by the ISIS governor of Margada, Abdu Abdullah al-Jizrawi, a source close to ISIS told ARA News.

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh | Source: ARA News

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