Islamic State militants have killed not less than 400 folks in Syria’s historic metropolis of Palmyra, mostly women and youngsters, Syrian state tv stated Sunday, citing residents. According to Reuters, opposition activists on social media claimed that a whole lot of our bodies have been in the streets of the town.
“The terrorists have killed more than 400 people.. and mutilated their bodies, under the pretext that they cooperated with the government and did not follow orders,” a Palmyra resident informed Syria’s state information company.
State workers have been amongst a whole lot killed in the bloodbath. Among them was the pinnacle of nursing division on the hospital and all her household.
Videos posted by Islamic State supporters confirmed the militants coming into governmental buildings in search of Syrian troopers. They have been additionally seen flattening photos of Syrian President Bashar Assad and his father, Hafez Assad, Reuters reported.
At least 300 troops have been killed in battles earlier than the town was captured, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated.
“A bigger number of troops have disappeared and it is not clear where they are,” Rami Abdulrahman, from the monitoring group, informed Reuters.
Islamic State militants entered Syria’s historic metropolis of Palmyra, a UNESCO landmark, earlier this week after gaining full management over the town. The UN human rights workplace stated Thursday that one-third of Palmyra’s inhabitants of 200,000 have fled the town, though there have additionally been stories of presidency forces stopping civilians from leaving till they’d deserted the city themselves.
UNESCO describes Palmyra as a metropolis of “outstanding universal value,” an “oasis in the Syrian desert” northeast of Damascus.