The Syrian Network for Human Rights said in a report released today that ISIS had forced at least 33,000 residents out of their homes in the town of Abu Hamam in rural Deir Ezzor since 10 August 2014.
According to report, ISIS has executed around 367 people in the town, while 240 more have gone missing.
The Syrian Coalition has previously condemned the heinous crime committed by ISIS in eastern rural Deir Ezzor, where residents discovered a mass grave containing 230 corpses of tribesmen who were summarily executed by ISIS in late 2014.
The area was the scene of fierce battles between the Shaitat tribesmen and ISIS militants, who eventually took control of the area and rounded up hundreds of tribesmen and executed them on charges of “apostasy.”
The Syrian Coalition stresses that “modern dictatorships have left nothing but a legacy of mass graves, death and destruction. Four years have passed since Assad embarked on his brutal campaign on the Syrian people, and now ISIS to pursue the same campaign, and one can hardly find any difference between the two in terms of the scale of their criminality and barbarity.”
“Despite the unprecedented sacrifices, Syrians are determined to move forward in their revolution with the aim of building a state justice, law, freedom and dignity for all its citizens.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)