The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

39 months of its “Caliphate”, the “Islamic State” organization executes about 2750 civilian citizens in its controlled areas in Syria

The “Islamic State” organization ended third month of the 4th year of announcing its self-claimed “state of the caliphate”, which started on the 29th of July 2017 till the 29th of September 2017. The organization ended it with a continuous decline in the number of its victims and the bloodshed of the Syrian people, of which main cause was the decline and successive defeats of the organization by the hands of its opponents of the regime forces backed by their allied militiamen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities on one hand, and the Syria Democratic Forces backed by the US Special Forces on the other.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented, during the 39th month of the announcement of the “State of the Caliphate” by the “Islamic State” organization, the execution of 30 people by the organization in its areas of control, and the executions were carried out in the province of Raqqa, Deir Ezzor, and the Syrian Desert during the period from the 29th of August 2017 till the 29th of September 2017.

The SOHR documented the execution of 11 Syrian citizens, 3 members of the “Islamic State” organization, at least 7 members of the regime forces and their allied militiamen, and 9 fighters of the factions and the Syria Democratic Forces.

The executions were carried out according to the following charges: “cooperating with the crusader Coalition, cooperating with the Syria Democratic Forces, being members of the regime forces”.

Rising to 4954, the number of civilians and fighters and members of the regime forces and their allied militiamen, and members of the “Islamic State” organization, who were executed by the organization in its-held areas in Syria, since the announcement of its “Caliphate” on the 29th of June 2014, until the dawn of the 29th of September 2017 (39 month ago).

It reached 2747, the number of civilians, including 105 children and 148 women, who were executed by the “Islamic state” organization by shooting, beheading, stoning, throwing off high place or burning in the provinces of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Deir Ezzor, Raqqa, Hasakah, Aleppo, Homs and Hama, including 3 massacres carried out by the organization in the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Aleppo and Hama, and among the casualties the activist in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights  Samy Jawdat al-Rabbah aka “Abu Islam”. Also the organization executed more than 930 Arab Sunni citizens from al-Sh’aytat tribe in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and 223 Kurdish civilians were killed by the organization by opening fire on them and by using white weapons in the city of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) and the village of Barkh Botan in the southern countryside of the city, and 46 civilians were executed by the organization in Al-Mab’oujeh village which is inhabited by citizens of Ismailia, Sunni and Alawite communities in the eastern countryside of Salamiyyeh city, they were burned, slaughtered and shot by members of the “Islamic State” organization, and 85 people including 10 children and 8 women from the families of the gunmen loyal to the regime and the National Defense Forces were executed by the organization in al-Boghayleyah area in Deir Ezzor city.

It reached 365, the number of fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions, Nusra Front (al-Qaeda organization in the Levant) and SDF, who were executed by the organization of the “Islamic State” after capturing them in the clashes which are taking place between the organization against the mentioned factions or of who were arrested at checkpoints of the organization in its controlled areas.

The “Islamic State” organization also executed 545 of its own members, some of them on charges of “Ghuluww (Translator: it is an act of extremism and is against Sharia in Islam where the person ascribe a divine characteristics to Islamic figures or another person), spying for foreign countries, cooperating with the Crusader Coalition, attempting to escape, escaping during the battle and attempting to defect “, and most of them were executed after being arrested by the organization when they were trying to return to their countries, and on charges of adultery, including a woman member.

The Organization also executed 1295 officers and members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, after capturing them in the clashes with the regime forces or arresting them at ISIS checkpoints in ISIS controlled areas.

And 2 Turkish soldiers were executed by the “Islamic State” organization by “burning them” after being captured in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo.

We at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, with the continuation of crimes and violations of rights of Syrian civilians, and despite of the killing threats we received from the “Islamic State” and all killers in Syria, we reiterate our commitment to continue our work of monitoring, documenting and publishing all violations and crimes committed against the Syrian people, as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights re-call on the UN Security Council to refer the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria to the International Criminal Court, so that the killers of the Syrian people are punished along with their rulers and instigators, as we at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned, before the announcement of the organization of the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant about it self-claimed “state of caliphate” in Syria and Iraq, that this organization was not intended to work for the interest of the Syrian people, but it increased the killing of the Syrian people, millions of whom were displaced, martyred and injured, where the “Islamic State” organization abused the Syrian children and recruited them in the so-called “Cubs of the Caliphate”, and worked on controlling the underground resources of the country in order to establish its “caliphate”, through using the gates of a neighboring country which were opened for the organization to freely enter and exit. As we at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reiterates our call to the UN Security Council and all organizations and countries that respect human rights in the world to work immediately to stop the crimes and violations committed against the Syrian people by the “Islamic State” organization and the regime of Bashar al-Assad, and all those who committed these crimes, regardless of the party to which they belong, and work on establishing of competent courts to put them on trial. We also call on them to help the Syrian people to reach a state of freedom, democracy, justice and equality that preserves the rights of all components of the Syrian people without discrimination between religions, sects and ethnicities, who were and will always coexist for a prosperous future for Syria despite the media campaigns that work on destroy the social coherence of the Syrian nation.