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ISIL terrorists execute 10 people in Syria

The ISIL Takfiri militants have crucified at least ten people in Syria, amid continuation of crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.

The terrorists murdered, decapitated and crucified four civilians in the city of al-Bukamal, situated near the border with Iraq and 650 kilometers (403 miles) northeast of the capital Damascus, earlier this month, Syria’s official Sana news agency reported on Tuesday.

ISIL members captured Bukamal in late June after militants from the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front withdrew from the area in the wake of defection of their commander, Abu Yusuf al-Masri, and his allegiance to ISIL.

Meanwhile, ISIL terrorists have killed and crucified six civilians at a roundabout in al-Subekhan town of Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor.

The ISIL militants, who have seized large swathes of land in Iraq and neighboring Syria, have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations and crucifixions, against all communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians, in both Arab states.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are the main supporters of the militants operating inside Syria.

More than 200,000 people have died so far in the conflict in Syria, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein.

Over 7.2 million Syrians have also become internally displaced due to the ongoing Syrian crisis, according to the UN.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says more than two million registered refugees have taken shelter in Turkey and Lebanon, adding that several countries, including the Persian Gulf Arab states and Latin American countries, have not accepted any Syrian refugees.

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