In a first, Islamic State beheads women in Syria

June 30, 2015 02:07 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 05:55 pm IST - BEIRUT

The Islamic State (IS) group has, for the first time, beheaded two women in Syria, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday.

“The beheadings took place in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor,” said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict using sources on the ground.

One of the women was beheaded along with her husband in Deir al-Zor city. In al-Mayadeen city to the south east, the group beheaded another woman and her husband. All of them were accused of sorcery, the monitor said.

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

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