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ISIS beheads seven men, three women in northern Syria

ISIS militants beheaded three female Kurdish fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

The Islamist State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has beheaded seven men and three women to frighten residents resisting its advance in northern Syria, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday.

ISIS militants have taken control of 325 of 354 villages around the northern Kurdish town of Kobani, near the Turkish border, the Observatory said.

“They’re killing us on the Turkish border; that makes us very angry. There’s no humanity from Turkey, no humanity from Europe or anywhere else in the world,” Maslum Bergadan, who fled to Turkey, was quoted as saying by Reuters. He said two of his brothers had been captured by ISIS fighters.

The United Nations on Thursday said ISIS has committed mass killings, kidnapped women and girls and used them as sex slaves and employed children as fighters, in systematic violations that may amount to war crimes.

SIS forces committed serious and gross human rights abuses “with an apparent systematic and widespread character,” said the report
“These include attacks directly targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, executions and other targeted killings of civilians, abductions, rape and other forms of sexual and physical violence perpetrated against women and children.”

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Last Update: Friday, 3 October 2014 KSA 01:46 - GMT 22:46
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The Peshmerga fighters were captured and held prisoners by ISIS during a battle near Kobani, before getting beheaded
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