ISIL executes Syrian regime soldiers in Raqqa



ARA News

Tel Abyad, Raqqa, Syria– The Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executed on Monday two regime soldiers from the Military Division 17 in Raqqa province. The incident coincided with killing and injury among ISIL fighters due to an explosion which hit Odisa Hotel in the city center of Raqqa.     

The ISIL had captured the two soldiers during clashes with the regime forces around the Military Division 17 north of Raqqa city. The two soldiers were executed by firing squad in al-Dila Square in the city center.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that an explosion hit the headquarter of the ISIL (former building of Odisa Hotel) in Raqqa city, adding that the explosion claimed lives of several ISIL fighters while dozens of others were injured. 

In a linked context, at least three ISIL fighters were shot dead by a sniper of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) −military arm of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)− in the western countryside of Tel Abyad city in Raqqa province.

Local sources told ARA News that the ISIL fired more than 10 mortar shells against al-Kitkaniya village in the western countryside of Tel Abyad on Tuesday, causing material damages. No casualties reported.

Meanwhile, activists based in Raqqa city reported that the Arab tribe of al-Hoyoat from the western countryside of Tel Abyad city pledged allegiance to the ISIL. 

Noteworthy, 14 Arab tribes from Raqqa province had pledged allegiance to the ISIL in the 2nd of November 2013.


Reporting by: Ridwan Bizar

Source: ARA News


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