ISIS butchers ‘slaughter 33 young people in Syria in group’s biggest mass execution of 2017’


ISIS butchers have slaughtered 33 young people in the Syrian desert in the group’s biggest mass execution of the year so far, it is reported.

The victims, aged between 18 and 25, were brutally killed using “sharp tools” yesterday, according to a UK-based monitoring group.

They were “executed” on the outskirts of a hole dug by ISIS in the al-Mayadin desert, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said .

The hole was “filled with blood”.

The victims’ identities are currently unknown, but the Observatory said “marks of slaughter” appeared on their necks.

The victims were brutally killed “using sharp tools” in the al-Mayadin desert, a UK-based monitoring group said

It is not clear whether they were allied militia, Syrian soldiers or prisoners.

Activists were reportedly “able to monitor” the horrifying incident, which occurred near the city of Deir ez-Zor yesterday morning.

They also saw the victims’ bodies following the mass slaughter.

The Observatory said: “This is considered the largest and first mass execution carried out by the ‘Islamic State’ organization in 2017.”

It comes as President Donald Trump has said the US and its allies will destroy the terror group and “protect civilisation”.

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“We will destroy ISIS and we will protect civilization,” Trump said at a joint White House news conference with Jordan’s King Abdullah.

“We have no choice.”

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