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ISIL Beheads 8 Syria Militants despite Surrendering


ISIL terrorists beheaded eight Syrian militants who had surrendered in a town on the border with Iraq last week despite pledges of an amnesty, a monitor said Monday.ISIL terrorism

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the men were executed and their bodies hung on makeshift crucifixes in Albu Kamal in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. “The men surrendered in Albu Kamal because the Islamic State had offered amnesty to people who fought them if they turned themselves in,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Instead, he said, the eight “opposition fighters” were beheaded and then hung from crosses in a method often employed by the terrorist group.

Meanwhile, in the city of Deir Ezzor, the provincial capital, ISIL decapitated another three men, also hanging their corpses from crosses, the Observatory said. The group said it was unclear when the executions took place, adding that two of the men were accused of collaboration with the Syrian government and the third of fighting against ISIL terrorist.

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