Jump to content

Jihadists execute seven in Syria, two by crucifixion

Recommended Posts

Jihadists execute seven in Syria, two by crucifixion

8 hours ago



View photo

Opposition fighters hold a position during clashes with fighters of the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Aleppo on January 7, 2014 (AFP Photo/Zakariya al-Kafi)

Beirut (AFP) - The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant announced it had executed seven prisoners in its bastion in northeastern Syria on Tuesday, two of them by crucifixion.

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

"Ten days ago, attackers on a motorbike threw a grenade at an ISIL fighter at the Naim roundabout. A Muslim civilian had his leg blown off and a child was killed," the group said on Twitter.

"Our fighters immediately set up a roadblock and succeeded in capturing them. They were then able to detain other members of the cell."

The Britain-based 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 fighters executed a man for theft from a Muslim 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 fighters from the start of the year.

ISIL has now been forced out of much of northern Syria but its fighters 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.

View Comments (572)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Fuckin Muslims dude, most out of control religion on Earth.


And before many of you start attacking me, 2 of my good friends from college are Muslims and they hate the savagery taking place there on a daily basis.


Look at what they're doing in the UK and Europe. Fucking savage like people.


Neil Degrasse Tyson was right, as a whole, their religion hasn't done shit for human progress.


Where as how many Jewish scientist have made progress and won so many awards.


Yeah, the whole "I hate these people but it's okay cause I've got friends who are these people" defense, nice. I know 100x more Muslims than you do, including Syrians, and we/they ALL hate what is going on. Do you consider your Muslim friends to be savages? I'm guessing not since you are their friends.


And you are dead wrong about Muslims and science. Recently, yes, not much at all. But the foundational stuff the Muslim civilization contributed tons. The only people who deny that are bigots.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...