The ISIS terrorist group executed on Friday three young men in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa city on charges of spying for the US-led coalition.
The ISIS-led Hisba Police launched an arrest campaign in the al-Makf district of Raqqa. At least 11 people were arrested and taken into ISIS custody.
The Sharia Court of Raqqa convicted three of them with “treason” and sentenced them to death.
“The three men were executed by firing squad in central Raqqa on Friday evening,” local media activist Abdullah al-Jassim said.
The victims were identified as Muhammad Nour al-Khalaf, 21, Adel Ismael, 24, and Khalil al-Issa, 22.
Hundreds of people witnessed the execution, eyewitnesses said.
“ISIS accused them of leaking security information to the international coalition,” al-Jassim reported.
The US-led coalition has recently intensified its airstrikes against ISIS positions in Raqqa–which is deemed the ISIS de facto capital in Syria.
During the first phase of Euphrates Wrath, SDF soldiers captured an area measuring approximately 560 km2, containing dozens of towns, villages and farms. Military sources said that more than 185 ISIS terrorists have been killed since November 6.
Meanwhile, ISIS has tightened its security measures inside the city of Raqqa. The group has arrested and punished dozens of people on charges of cooperating with the US-led coalition and the SDF.