ISIL executed over 2,100 people in Syria in 10 months: Monitoring group
At least 2,100 people have been executed by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in Syria over the past 10 months, a UK-based monitoring group says.
The majority of those killed were Syrian civilians who were put to death by beheading, stoning, shooting, and immolation, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.
At least 1,362 of those killed were civilians from Deir Ezzor, al-Raqqa, al-Hasakah, Aleppo, Homs and Hama provinces, 930 of whom belonged to the al-Shaitaat tribe in the eastern Deir Ezzor region.
ISIL also executed 137 militants from the al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front and other terrorist groups.
It also killed 126 of its own members for “exceeding the limits in religion and spying for foreign countries.”
Some 529 Syrian government troops, captured during clashes with the militants, were also killed.
According to the monitoring group, the actual figures were probably much higher as their tally does not take into account the hundreds of people missing.
The ISIL militants, with members from several Western countries, control parts of Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all ethnic and religious communities.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 222,000 people, according to the observatory.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says over 7.2 million people have been internally displaced, and more than three million others fled the country.