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