A woman mourns dead relatives at a damaged site after two bomb blasts claimed by Daesh hit the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border, Syria, on July 27, 2016. ( Image credit: Reuters )

Daesh executes 24 civilians in Syria

Monitor says killings happened after militants seized a village in the north

BEIRUT: Daesh has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Daesh executed 24 civilians "in the last 24 hours" after taking Buyir from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The village is located some 10 kilometres northwest of Manbij, a key waypoint between the Turkish border and Daesh's de facto capital of Raqa city.

Daesh seized control of several villages in the countryside northwest of Manbij since launching a "fierce assault" on Thursday, according to the Observatory, which...Read more...