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Just before its collapse in its last enclave, ISIS executes more than 700 prisoners and detainees, transfers hundreds to the west of Euphrates, and releases a similar number


The same sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Organization intentionally transferred 350 to 400 detainees and abductees it has; through Euphrates River to its enclave in Homs and Deir Ezzor west of Euphrates River

December 19, 2018


Just before its collapse in its last enclave, ISIS executes more than 700 prisoners and detainees, transfers hundreds to the west of Euphrates, and releases a similar number

By : The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

The “Islamic State” Organization has not had enough with thousands of the executions it carried out since the declaration of “Caliphate” by an official statement issued on the 29thof June 2014, which was followed by large military operations by the Organization; ended in controlling more than half the area of ​​Syrian territory, and it became the first force in terms of influence, which coincided with individual and mass executions of all its opponents, and as it retreated, the Organization also carried out more murders and executions, which reached a mass execution and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights look up into it until it was proven that the Organization carried it out, where ISIS is desperately trying to stay in the last inhabited towns at the east bank of Euphrates, and in enclave located in the Syrian desert north of al-Sokhna area and the outskirts of Deir Ezzor desert west of Euphrates River.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received confirmations from tens of security sources in the “Islamic State” Organization, and residents who were living within the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas, of who were able to escape recently to areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, they said that the Organization carried out individual and mass executions in an undeclared manner, and away of its cameras which have always documented its crimes in a cinematic manner  showed ISIS “having fun” with its victims, and taking revenge of them in a way surpassed the crimes of Assad regime’s, it forces, and the rest of powers in the Syrian territory, where the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the “Islamic State” organization had executed more than 700 detainees, of who were arrested on various charges including security members and members of the Organization who tried to break away of it and escape its controlled areas, and the executions were carried out inside headquarters and detention centers of the Organization, and within its controlled areas which are today confined to the towns of Sha’afah, al-Susah, al-Baghuz and villages of Abu Hasan, Bo Badran, al-Marashdah, al-Shajla, al-Kashmeh, al-Safiya and al-Bukhatir suburb east of Hajin, which extends along the east bank of Euphrates, along with its last enclave in the deserts of Homs and Deir Ezzor.

The same sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Organization intentionally transferred 350 to 400 detainees and abductees it has; through Euphrates River to its enclave in Homs and Deir Ezzor west of Euphrates River, in addition to releasing hundreds of others.
Between the detainees and those who were executed; their families still having the question about their fate, whether they were executed or released, and amid all these tragic events, reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Organization buried the bodies of its victims in mass graves within its controlled areas, also reliable sources confirmed that tens of prisoners have been killed in airstrikes carried out over the past months by International Coalition warplanes, Russian warplanes, and Bashar al-Assad’s regime warplanes, in addition to the ground shelling that targeted areas controlled by the Organization, before being confined within the 2 mentioned enclaves.

And with the fall of more casualties it rose to 6191 civilians, fighters, members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them and ISIS members in 54 months since the declaration of its “Caliphate” in the 29/6/2014 until the morning of today 19/12/2018.

And with this dramatic rise in number of casualties, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights calls on the International Coalition, the Syria Democratic Forces who have prisoners and detainees of the security and members of the “Islamic State” organization, to investigate them about the crimes committed against thousands the detainees, both civilians and non-civilians, and to investigate their burial sites and the graves where the bodies were hidden, to find them and uncover the fate of hundreds of missing people in jails of the organization that committed the crimes in an individual and mass manners, and in different ways varied between the slaughter, firing bullets, booby trapping, burning, and other new methods by this Organization, which exploited all kind of people to serve its goals.

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights