Two Kurdish civilians summarily executed by Qaeda near Syria’s Raqqa

17-01-2014

 

ARA News

Tel Abyad, Syria− Al-Qaeda affiliated fighters executed on Wednesday two Kurdish civilians in the village of Yabisa near the city of Tel Abyad, in Raqqa province.  

Ahmed Mustafa Hissou, 37, and Adel Mahmoud Hissou, 27, were shot dead by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Their bodied were left on the main road that links Yabisa to Tel Abyad city, to be moved later by some villagers and buried in the village’s cemetery. 

A relative of one of the victims told ARA News that two the young men were earlier arrested by the ISIL members near Tel Saloulih area between the Yabisa village and the city of Tel Abyad during the clashes that broke out between the Islamic Front −a Syria rebel group− and the ISIL fighters. 

Al-Qaeda-linked group has launched a campaign of mass arrests in the area, accusing many civilians of cooperating with the rebel forces against the group. 

Meanwhile, fierce clashes took place between the ISIL and fighters of the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham  −a rebel group− over the last six days. Dozens of casualties in the ranks of the rebels and the ISIL were reported.

Following the clashes, the Movement withdrew towards the Turkish borders after ISIL took over the city of Tel Abyad/Girespi in the Raqqa province, northern Syria.

Activists from the city of Tel Abyad confirmed to ARA News that the ISIL has handed over the border crossing with Turkey to the local councils in the city after reaching a compromise about the groups domination on main neighbourhoods inside the city.

With the continuous violence in the Tel Abyad and the surrounding villages, hundreds of civilians escaped the area and crossed the border into Turkey. 

 

Reporting by: Ridwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

 

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