The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Islamic State executes 2154 people since the declaration of its alleged “Caliphate”



SOHR documented IS execution of 123 people in its- held area in Syria over the tenth month since the declaration of its own alleged “Caliphate”. The executions carried out between March 28, 2015 and April 28, 2015. Where they executed 88 civilians in the provinces of al- Raqqa, Deir Ezzor, al- Hasakah, Homs. Charges have ranged from insulting God (blasphemy),  spying for the benefit of the Nusayri  regime , Sodomy, dealing and supporting YPG. Out of the 88 civilians there are 46 one from the village of al- Mab’ojah inhabited by Sunni, Alawi and Ismaili sects. They also executed 21 fighters for “fighting IS, apostasy and fighting with YPG and 14 members of the regime forces and allied militiamen.   Thus, the number of people executed by Islamic State since the declaration of “Caliphate” in Syria in 6/28/2014 until this morning 04/28/2014 has risen to 2154.


The death toll is as follows:


1362 civilians, including 9 children and 19women. They were executed by beheading, shooting or stoning in the provinces of Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, al- Hasakah, Aleppo, Homs and Hama. 930 out of 1362  are from al- Shaitaat tribe in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.


137 fighters of the Nusra Front, rebel and Islamic battalions. IS executed them after arresting them either in clashes between the mentioned battalions and IS or on IS- checkpoint.


Islamic State also executed 126 of its own members for “exceeding the limits in religion and spying for foreign countries”; most of them executed after arresting them during their attempt to come back home.


529 officers and soldiers of the regime forces. They were arrested during clashes between IS and the regime forces.


We in SOHR believe that the real number of people that had been killed by IS is higher than the number documented by SOHR because there are hundreds of missing and detainees inside IS jails, loss of communication with about a thousand men of al- Shaitaat tribe as well as because there are dozens of Kurds who have still been missing since the beginning of IS attack on the countryside of Ayn al- Arab “Kobani” in September 16.