UN’s Deputy Humanitarian Chief Kyung-wha Kang told the Security Council on Thursday that the terrorist group has committed “horrific atrocities” in central Syria over the past two weeks.
She added that the terrorists’ violent tactics included beheading or crucifying the victims.
“Each day results in more lives lost, and more families and communities destroyed,” she said, adding that Syria is plagued by “the rise of extremist groups with complete disregard for even the most basic norms of humanity.”
The UN official also warned that militants from both ISIL and al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front are advancing on border crossings with Turkey.
Kyung-wha said that the rising militancy in Syria is threatening the cross-border humanitarian aid operations.
She added that the civilians in Syria are in dire condition due to the ongoing conflict in the country.
“Over the past six months, the plight of people in Syria has not been reduced but has deepened. The violence and conflict continues unabated with more deaths of women, children, and men. The social and economic fabric of the country has been ripped to shreds,” Kyung-wha said.
Takfiri terrorists have been committing horrific crimes against innocent civilians since the outbreak of the crisis in Syria in March 2011.
ISIL terrorists have been behind many of the deadly bomb attacks targeting both civilians and government institutions across Syria over the past three years.
The foreign-backed ISIL violence has spilled over to neighboring Iraq.
The terrorist group has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be supported by the Israeli regime.