Islamic State publicly beheads four Syrians for helping civilians flee besieged al-Bukamal city


Masked militants of the ISIS radical group executing a Syrian man. File photo

ARA News

HASAKAH Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday executed four Syrian men in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province on charges of “supporting enemies of the Caliphate”, local sources reported.

The four young men were arrested while helping a number of families to escape the besieged city of al-Bukamal in Deir ez-Zor province.

“The ISIS-led Islamic Police in al-Bukamal captured the four young men and brought them to the Sharia Court, which decided to publicly execute them on Wednesday afternoon,” media activist Samir al-Khallaf told ARA News in al-Bukamal.

“The ISIS court accused them of supporting the enemies of the so-called Caliphate,” al-Khallaf reported. 

The four men were reportedly beheaded in front of hundreds of people in the Tayyara square in eastern al-Bukamal city. 

“Their only guilt was helping women and children to escape this miserable life under Daesh [ISIS] terrorism,” father of one of the victims told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity. 

Also on Wednesday, ISIS militants arrested ten civilians in al-Bukamal for attempting to flee the city, which has been under siege by western-backed Syrian rebel fighters for weeks. 

In the meantime, the radical group has distributed videotapes for its propaganda campaign against the US-led coalition to the people of Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, calling on people to support its alleged caliphate in the fight against what it called ‘enemies of Allah’, media activists reported.

Reporting by: Chalak Shekho

Source: ARA News

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