ISIS executes eight Kurdish civilians northern Syria

ARA News

Kobane, Syria – Locals reported that the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) executed two Kurdish youngsters in the village of Jalka southeast of Kobane (Ain al-Arab) in the province of Aleppo, northern Syria.

Speaking to ARA News, Mustafa Abdi, media worker and director of ARTA FM Radio in Kobane said that two Kurdish minors, Khabat Haji Jundi, 16, and Abdo Osman, 12, were executed by IS militants on Friday. 

Abdi added that the village, located near the town of Ain Issa, is of Kurdish majority whose inhabitants had already been asked by the radical group to evacuate their area.

In the meantime, local activists from the IS-held city of Manbij in Aleppo told ARA News that the group executed six Kurdish civilians on Saturday.

“They were brutally slaughtered with knives on charges of dealing with the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as well as leaking confidential information on the group’s movements,” a local media worker in Manbij told ARA News. 

“Two victims were executed at the al-Sifin roundabout, and two others at al-Dalo roundabout, while the rest were executed downtown in front of a crowd of people,” the source added.

Over the past year, several cases of executions were carried out in the IS-held city of Manbij in Aleppo province. However, the jihadists’ presence in Aleppo countryside has declined during the last two months according to military sources.


Reporting by: Jiwan Saman

Source: ARA News

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