The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have executed more than 700 prisoners in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
The Britain-based monitor group, citing dozens of security sources within Daesh as well as civilians living in areas under the terrorists’ control, reported on Wednesday that the prisoners were among a total of 1,350 civilians and rival militants held by the Takfiris.
Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said that the executions had taken place ever since the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed coalition of mainly Kurdish militants, re-launched their assault on Daesh militants in October.
He added that many of the victims have been buried in mass graves.
Abdul Rahman went on to say that Daesh Takfiris executed three more people on Wednesday for “smuggling civilians” out of the enclave toward SDF-held areas.
About 200 people are thought to have fled in the last 24 hours, the Observatory said, noting that Daesh militants have moved over 350 prisoners farther west of the Euphrates River as SDF militants make more advances in Daesh-controlled territories.