ISIS massacres 300, kidnaps 400, including women and children, during attack on government-held city

ISIS massacres 300, kidnaps 400, including women and children, during attack on government-held city

ISIS have abducted at least 400 civilians including women and children after capturing new territory in an assault on Syria’s eastern city of Deir Ezzor.

Activists from the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they believed ISIS rounded up the civilians following an attack on the north of the city.

‘After their attack on Deir Ezzor yesterday, 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.

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