ISIS executes 700 prisoners – 5000 jihadists -including foreigners, holed up in Syria
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that ISIS terrorists had executed nearly 700 prisoners in nearly two months in eastern Syria.
The UK-based war monitoring group said the prisoners were among 1,350 civilians and fighters that ISIS had been holding in territory near the Iraqi border.
The jihadists control a shrinking strip of land east of Syria’s Euphrates River around the town of Hajin, which U.S.-backed Kurdish forces entered this month.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish YPG militia, has battled ISIS there for several months with the help of U.S. air power and special forces.
SDF commander-in-chief Mazloum Kobani said last week that at least 5,000 ISIS terrorists remain holed up in the enclave, including many foreigners who appear ready to fight to the death.
ISIS’s self-proclaimed caliphate has crumbled after different offensives across Iraq and Syria, though its terrorists still operate in the desert border region and mount terror attacks.