Islamic State Militants Execute 700 People from Syrian Tribe


isisThe Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of the al-Sheitaat tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Shabbos.

Reliable sources reported beheadings were used to execute many of the tribe. An activist in Deir al-Zor said that 300 men were executed in one day in the town of Ghraneij.

Meanwhile, Islamic State militants in Iraq on Friday killed 84 men and detained more than 300 women in the Yazidi village of Kocho, Yazidis and Kurdish officials said, following a week-long siege in which the IS demanded that residents convert to Islam or face death.

{Andy Newscenter}