ISIL kidnaps 230 civilians in central Syria

Those abducted were wanted by ISIL for "collaborating with the regime"

ISIL kidnaps 230 civilians in central Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

The ISIL group has abducted 230 civilians in a central Syrian town hours after it captured it, a monitoring group said on Friday. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the civilians were taken on Thursday in the town of Al-Qaryatain, which ISIL had captured late Wednesday.

"ISIL kidnapped at least 230 people, during a sweep through Al-Qaryatain," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

He said those abducted were wanted by ISIL for "collaborating with the regime," and their names were on a list used by the fighters as they swept through the town. 

Families who tried to flee or hide were tracked down and taken by the ISIL, he said.

Al-Qaryatain lies at the crossroads between ISIL territory in the eastern countryside of Homs and areas further west in the Qalamun area. 

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Ağustos 2015, 12:08
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