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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

33 persons were executed in al-Mayadin desert in the largest execution operation carried out by the “Islamic State” organization in 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the “Islamic State” organization carried out a mass execution in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor in the morning of Wednesday the 5th of April 2017, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the “Islamic State “organization executed 33 persons aged between 18 and 25 years old in the desert of al-Mayadin in an area located about 8 km southeast of al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor city.

The activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights were able to monitor the execution and see the bodies, where 33 persons were slaughtered by a sharp tools, and the marks of the slaughter appeared on their necks, where the mass slaughter was carried out on the outskirts of a hole dug by the organization, and was filled with blood, no one of the 30 slaughtered persons was beheaded, also no one of the executed bodies was identified, and it is not known whether they were members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them or if they were fighters of the factions, or, whether they were prisoners who were sentenced to be “executed” by the organization after arresting them earlier.

This is considered the largest and first mass executions carried out by the “Islamic State” organization in 2017, also it is the largest mass execution process at one time carried out after the 2 mass executions which were carried out in 2 batches against 2 groups of 15 persons each back in mid-September and the beginning of October 2016.

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