Sunday, January 17, 2016

ISIS abducts hundreds of civilians after Syria massacre

The Islamic State jihadist group (ISIS or IS) abducted at least 400 civilians including women and children after seizing territory in a deadly assault on Syria's eastern city of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said Sunday.

"After their attack on Deir Ezzor (on Saturday), IS abducted at least 400 civilians from the residents of the Al-Baghaliyeh suburb it captured and adjacent areas in the northwest of the city," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"Those abducted, all of whom are Sunnis, include women, children and family members of pro-regime fighters," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. They were transported to areas under ISIS control in the west of Deir Ezzor province and to the border with the Raqqa province to the northwest, he added. (Read More) (Includes Video)