The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More than 2353 Syrian civilians executed by IS during 25 months since declaring its alleged caliphate

SOHR could document execution of 70 people in the 24th month of declaring IS alleged caliphate. The executions carried out in IS-held areas in the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Damascus, Aleppo, al- Hasakah and Homs in the period from June 29 to July 29, where IS carried out 49 executions against Syrian civilians, including 1 woman. They also executed 13 of its own militiamen, and at least 8 soldiers and pro-regime militiamen, most of them were beheaded.



These executions carried out for “sorcery, informing about the movements and positions of IS soldiers, cooperating for the sake of Nusayris (Alawites), insulting God, premeditated murder, hostility to IS, planting IEDs, cooperating with YPG and Awakening Movements, drugs abuse, soldier in the regime forces and for being one of the prominent sheikhs of the Refa’I Sufism way, and who works as a sorcerer making himself Taghout worshiped besides Allah.”


Thus, the number of civilians, rebels, IS militants, members of the regime forces and allied militiamen who were executed by IS since the declaration of its alleged caliphate in 6/29/2014 until this morning has risen to 4357 , where It executed 2350 civilians, including 85 children and 130 women, by shooting, beheading, stoning, throwing off high place and burning in the provinces of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, al- Hasakah, Aleppo, Homs and Hama. They executed more than 930 Arab Sunni civilians of al- Shaitat tribe’s people in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, 223 Kurdish citizens by shooting them and by bladed weapons in the city of Ayn al- Arab and village of Barkh Botan and 46 civilians by burning and beheading in the village of al- Mab’ojah inhabited by people of Alawi, Ismaeili and Sunni sects in the east of the city of Salamiyyah.


Meanwhile, the number of fighters of YPG, Jabhat al- Nusra, rebel and Islamic battalions who were executed after arresting them by IS due to the ongoing clashes among these parties reached to 325 .


IS also executed 482 members of its own militants 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.


1182 officers and soldiers of the regime forces were also executed by IS. They were arrested during clashes between IS and the regime forces.


Meanwhile, they executed 3 defected soldiers who did not join any armed faction, where they shot them for “apostasy” and after that they crucified them the square of the village of Hmar in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.


They also executed 7 people, including a child, for “being agents for the regime forces, belonging to NDF and fighting IS”, where the sources confirmed to SOHR that IS slaughtered the child and another men while the others shot.

IS executed a former militant in IS after he left the fight for 5 months.

IS executed 5 men from Iraq in al-Bokamal city after clothing them in Orange and slaughter them in the charge of al-Radda.