In a ‘first’, Islamic State beheads two women in Syria

The use of amulets, charms and other folk religious practices is common in parts of Syria, particularly in the countryside, according to activists.


There were heavy clashes around the town, which serves as a border crossing, earlier on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, ISIS fighters, who have captured around half of Syria’s territory since the group emerged in the country in 2013, Tuesday re-entered Tal Abyad. It has carried out the execution which is the first of its accord.

Beheadings have become a trademark of the group’s propaganda, a French prosecutor said while investigating Friday’s decapitation of a man by his employee at a factory.

Kurdish forces have battled IS in several areas in the northern Syrian region along the border with Turkey.

He said Islamic State has beheaded local and foreign men in Syria, including enemy combatants, aid workers and journalists as well as people it deemed as violating its hard line interpretation of Islamic law.

Nearly 1,800 of those killed were reportedly civilians, including 74 children.

According to the watchdog organization, the Islamic State also killed 143 of its own members on various charges, including desertion and spying.

Also on Tuesday, the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced that the YPG forces were able to expel IS terrorists from the villages of Marouf and Hamraa after two days of clashes.

Recently the IS has crucified teens for eating in daylight during Ramadan.


Media activist Adnan Ahmed reported that few IS-fired shells hit the Raees Square in the central market of Hasakah city, adding that other shells landed near the bus station of Tel Hajar.

Kurdish Popular Protection Units fighters parade through the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad