The Muslim Issue

ISIS slaughters 400 mostly women and children in ancient Syria city of Palmyra where hundreds of bodies line the street 

  • State TV reporting victims are believed to be government loyalists
  • Follows execution of 300 pro-government soldiers in historic settlement 
  • Jihadi fighters previously warned residents against sheltering troops
  • Black ISIS flag hoisted over an ancient citadel after taking over city

Islamic State militants have executed at least 400 mostly women and children in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra.

Eye-witnesses have reported the streets are strewn with bodies – the latest victims of the Islamic State’s unrelenting savagery – on the same day photographs of captured Syrian soldiers have emerged.

It follows the killing of nearly 300 pro-government troops two days after they captured the city, now symbolised by a black ISIS flag flying above an ancient citadel.

Takeover: ISIS raised their flag over an ancient citadel in Palmyra while state television is reporting they have killed hundreds of women and children

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