ISIL terrorists execute seven prisoners in Syria

ISIL terrorists execute seven prisoners in Syria
Wed Apr 30, 2014 08:23:34

The terrorist group of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announces it had executed seven prisoners in its bastion in northeastern Syria, two of them by crucifixion.

ISIL, which has been disavowed even by Al-Qaeda, said Tuesday it held the seven responsible for a grenade attack on one of its militants earlier this month in the Euphrates Valley city of Raqa, which it rules with an iron fist, AFP reported.

The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights posted a photograph of the two prisoners being crucified at the roundabout with passer-by walking past apparently unfazed.

One of them, blindfolded and with his head spattered with blood, had a banner wrapped round his body proclaiming: "This man fought against Muslims and threw a grenade in this place."

The monitoring group said they were not the first crucifixions by ISIL. On April 16, its militants executed a man for theft from another one in the same way.

ISIL's exactions caused a backlash against them from rival rebel groups, including Al-Qaeda's official Syria affiliate Al-Nusra Front, who joined forces against its militants from the start of the year.

ISIL has now been forced out of much of northern Syria but its insurgents remain entrenched in Raqa -- the only provincial capital entirely outside Syrian government control -- and much of its surrounding province.

The group also carried out three executions in the Raqa provincial town of Tal Abyad, on the Turkish border, and two more in the town of Saluq, the Observatory said.

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