The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has stated that ISIS (Islamic State) executed over 90 people in the last month in Syria, with a third of them being civilians.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 32 civilians were among 91 people executed for ‘crimes’ that took place between July 29th and August 29th 2015. These included residents in areas controlled by the so-called Caliphate and which included forces loyal to Bashar Al-Assad, rebel fighters and even those affiliated with ISIS. Some of the crimes that are punishable by death include ‘witch-craft’, homsexuality and working with the US-led Coalition.
To date, since establishing the self-proclaimed caliphate across parts of Iraq and Syria, ISIS have approximately executed 3,156 people. This includes about 1,841 civilians who have also lost their lives.
Some of these executions have been filmed and promoted by the media arm of ISIS, Al-Hayat, which produced high definition videos on the gruesome beheadings and crucifixions of individuals. Videos have also been circulated of alleged homosexuals being thrown off the roofs of buildings.
In Syria, ISIS’ iconoclastic pursuits continues as the terror group demolished the Temple of Bel, the most important site in Palmyra. Unesco labelled their destruction of the Baal Shamin temple a war crime.