Burnt Alive! ISIS Punishment for Fleeing Families

ISIS burns live prisoners.
ISIS burns live prisoners. (Video archive screenshot)

ISIS fighters burned to death three families in Raqqa, Syria. The reason: The families refused to return to Islamic-State-held territory, according to eyewitnesses who managed to flee the scene.

“In Raqqa you become an ISIS fighter, or agent, or you fight against Syrian rebel forces. If not, you are killed or burnt,” local resident Ahmad al-Jasr told RT Arabic. “The armed men asked residents to get out of this neighborhood and go to an area under full ISIS control. We hid in an apartment in this area and didn’t come out.”

The three families who refused to cooperate were herded into a building where they were burnt alive.

Syrian rebels managed to free 15 families.

On July 4, Clarion reported on ISIS burning 12 people including a family of four in Iraq.

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Ran Meir
Ran Meir is Clarion Project's Arab affairs analyst.