Islamic State executed over 91 people in Syria in a month

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Damascus, Aug 31: The Islamic State has executed over 90 people, 32 of whom were civilians who were executed for crimes in the jihadist group's caliphate between July 29th and August 29th.

The dead also include IS members, Bashar al-Assad loyalists and rebel fighters. Death sentences were given for witchcrafts, homosexuality and working in coalition with the US.


According to a Britain-based observatory, the latest monthly toll has been 3,156 since the caliphate was announced. Out of this, 1,841 are civilians. The Islamic State is known around the world for its gruesome murders, including beheadings, stoning and pushing victims from rooftops.

On Saturday, eight IS fighters were killed in a coalition raid at Raqa, the capital of the caliphate. While many have lost their lives in government bombardments too, it is estimated that close to 240,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which has originated from popular anti-government movement to a brutal multi-front civil war.

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