Islamic State Ties Foes To Ancient Palmyra Columns And Blows Them Up

From CNN:
ISIS, which comes up with more and more heinous methods of execution, has ramped up its cruelty: Members of the group tied three people to the pillars in the ancient section of Palmyra and killed them by detonating the pillars, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported….

Not much else is known about the executions, including the names of the men or what they were accused of.

But ISIS has killed for the slightest of offenses and used brutal ways to do so.

In another recent execution, ISIS ran over a member of the Syrian military with a tank “because he ran over dead bodies of the Islamic State soldiers by tank.”

Some sentenced to death have been forced to dig their graves with their own hands before being put to death.

ISIS, also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has taken over large swaths of both nations in an effort to create a caliphate. Where the group holds sway, it has imposed harsh Islamic Sharia law.

ISIS jihadists seized control of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the surrounding area from Syrian government forces on May 20. Since then, the Islamic extremists have beheaded the antiquities expert who looked after the ruins and set about demolishing their architectural riches...

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