ISIS captured 33 young men and women and led them out into the desert. They then dug a hole, slaughtered them with ‘sharp tools’ and filled a hole with the blood according to a recent report:
The Islamic State terror group has killed 33 young people, aged between 18 to 25, in the al-Mayadin desert near Deir ez-Zo in Syria, just a day after releasing its first message to U.S. President Donald Trump.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Wednesday that IS used “sharp tools” when carrying out the slaughter, though not much is known about the victims, other than their ages.
SOHR, which has been reporting on the ongoing civil war in Syria, including IS’ terror attacks, explained that “the marks of the slaughter appeared on their necks, where the mass slaughter was carried out on the outskirts of a hole dug by the organization, and was filled with blood.”
The human rights group reports that the victims were not beheaded, referring to the gruesome style of execution that IS has employed numerous times in the past throughout its captured territory in Iraq and Syria.
The watchdog group said that the slaughter is so far the largest of its kind carried out by IS in 2017.
It comes after Reuters reports that IS killed another 31 people and wounded 40 in overnight attacks on the city of Tikrit, central Iraq. Security forces and medics said the radicals disguised themselves in police uniforms to enter the city, with a total of 10 militants, including two suicide bombers, carrying out the massacre. (source)