ISIS kills 116 in Syrian town in revenge attack

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group killed 116 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in Al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert town to government forces.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group killed 116 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in Al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert town to government forces.PHOTO: AFP

BEIRUT (AFP) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group killed 116 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in Al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert town to government forces, a monitor said on Monday (Oct 23).

"IS has over a period of 20 days executed more than 116 civilians in reprisal killings, accusing them of collaboration with regime forces," said Mr Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, using an alternative acronym for the terror outfit.