ISIS executes two supporters for abusing power

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ARA News

ERBIL – The Islamic State (ISIS) radical group has executed two of its supporters on various charges in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, local media sources reported on Thursday.

ISIS has executed Qasim Hilal, 36, on charges of using the group’s power “for personal interests”, and Mohammed Jurouh, another ISIS loyalist, on charges of communicating with an American journalist.

Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, media activist Saray ad-Din said that ISIS has put Qasim Hilal in a cage after crucifying him in the city of Mayadeen in Deir ez-Zor province. 

“However, local residents explained that Hilal was punished after defending his wife when the ISIS-linked security force of al-Hisba tried to arrest her for violating the legitimate dress,” he added, pointing out that the victim was crucified for three days in public.

Also on Thursday, eyewitnesses reported that the radical group has flogged an old man to death after accusing him of sexually harassing teenagers. 

ISIS has notified the family of Taha Mohammed in the town of al-Khareeta that he was executed on charges of apostasy and blasphemy.

Since June 2014, the extremist group has reportedly executed more than 10,000 people, including women and children, in Iraq and Syria.  

In the meantime, Syrian warplanes resumed airstikes on the neighborhoods and suburbs of Deir ez-Zor, including the towns of al-Jafra and al-Mereya, causing several casualties among civilians.

Speaking to ARA News, media activist Bashir Abbad said that fighting between ISIS and pro-Assad forces in the vicinity of the Military Airport of Deir ez-Zor has stopped since Sunday.

“The pro-regime forces are currently fortifying the military airport with high earth mounds and deep defensive trenches,” Abbad reported. 

Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News

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