RAQQA – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) executed 12 of its own jihadi fighters on charges of fleeing the battlefront in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa province, activists reported on Tuesday.
Raqqa is considered the main bastion for ISIS, and the group has been trying to fortify its headquarters there in face of military operations by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US-led coalition.
“The Islamic State’s military leadership has publicly beheaded 12 of its own militants for evacuating their posts at the battlefront in eastern Syria without permission,” media activist Abu Ibrahim al-Raqawi told ARA News in Raqqa.
“The militants were executed on Tuesday evening in front of hundreds of people in central Raqqa,” the source reported.
The ISIS-led Sharia Court also supported the execution, describing the militants as “traitors” who refused to “serve the Caliphate”.
The extremist group has earlier executed dozens of its own militants on charges of ‘high treason’ for escaping the battlefield in Syria and Iraq.
Reporting by: Sedredin Keno
Source: ARA News
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