Nearly 500 killed in Syria ISIL-Militant Groups Fighting
11 Jan 2014 08:02
Islam Times - Nearly 500 people, among them 85 civilians, have been killed in a week of fighting pitting the militant groups in Syria against ISIL (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).
"We have documented the killing of 482 people in the fighting -- 85 civilians, 240 members of the rebel brigades and 157 members of ISIL," said the opposing UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Among the civilians and rebels killed were 42 hostages who were executed in Aleppo by ISIL.
Militants also executed 47 ISIL members, mainly in Idlib province in northwestern Syria, Abdel Rahman said.
"The rest of the deaths came during the fighting. It is likely dozens more people have lost their lives, but it is impossible to accurately document all the killings," he added.
He called for "crimes being committed in Syria to be brought before an international court."
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