Jihadists have killed over 700 tribal members in eastern Syria, monitors said today, and are battling to seize a northern rebel bastion, sparking an appeal for an Iraq-style Western intervention.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Islamic State (IS) jihadists have carried out the killings over the past two weeks in oil-rich Deir Ezzor province which the group mostly controls.
Among the members of the Shaitat tribe killed were 100 fighters, but the rest were civilians, the Britain-based monitoring group said.
They were killed in Ghranij, Abu Hamam and Kashkiyeh villages, said the Observatory, which relies on a vast network of activists and medics on the ground for its information.
Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said the fate of 1,800 other members of the Sunni Muslim tribe was unknown.
Fighting between the jihadists and the tribe erupted after a deal between them collapsed, with the Shaitat refusing to bow to IS authority.
The IS has captured most of Deir Ezzor and declared it to be part of its "caliphate," along with large swathes of territory it has captured across the border in Iraq.
The Observatory said the Shaitat had vowed not to oppose the IS, in exchange for the jihadists not harassing or attacking its members.
But the IS had detained three members of the tribe, "violating" the agreement.
In northern Syria, rebels were yesterday defending one of their main strongholds near the Turkish border against a rapid IS advance, the Observatory and an activist said.
The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC), meanwhile, called for the US military to carry out air strikes on IS positions not only in northern Iraq but also in Syria.
IS fighters were nearing the towns of Marea and Aazaz, held by rebel groups battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, after seizing a number of villages in Aleppo province.
"The pressure is now on Marea, militarily," said activist Abu Omar, spokesman for the town's "revolutionary council".
"The rebels have sent in many reinforcements and weapons to the area in and around Marea," he told AFP, speaking via the Internet.
"The rebels consider this to be one of the most important battles against the IS. There's no question of losing," he added.
Abu Omar said the jihadist group, which is also currently being targeted by US air strikes as it battles Western-backed Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, is using heavy weaponry it seized when it routed the Iraqi army in June.
The Islamista will not compalin if Muslims are killed by Muslims. They will also not say anything when Boko Haram kills non-muslim people or forcibly converts them. But when Muslims are killed in Gaza or Kashmir, all Muslims will be up in arms. Isalm will then be in danger.
In Iraq, captured Yazidi women fear the Islamic State will force them to wed
Once in custody, the women are presented with a bleak choice.
Those who convert to Islam can be promised a good life, with a house of their own and — implicitly — a Muslim husband, because the extreme interpretation of Islam promoted by the Islamic State does not permit women to live alone. Otherwise, they have been told, they can expect a life of indefinite imprisonment — or, they fear, death.
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This is the oldest practice of the Muslim Culture .
Ancient India lost lacs of Indian girls and women to marauding Muslim Invaders in our History .
HAT BROUGHT IN SATI PRACTICE WHICH OUR ANWWAR CUNNINGLY PRESENTS AS RETROGRADE STEP IN INDIAN SOCIETY.
ANWAAR SAYS TAUNTINGLY AKBAR AND AURANGZEB TRIED UTMOST TO STOP THIS SATI AMONG THE HINDUS .
NATURALLY HOW COULD LOOSE MORE SEX YOUNG WORKERS FOR THEIR HARAMs !
No Islamic Country can be an purrely Isalmic ountry without Killings of innocents,children ,helpess women ,old and infirm that impression one gets by studying the current day Histoey..