The Islamic State starts its rampage across Syria
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/18/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
Since August began, gunmen from the Islamic State have executed 700 members of a Syrian tribe, the majority of which were civilians, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)-a human rights monitoring group-on August 16.
Fighters from the Islamic State, which have been rampaging across Iraq and Syria, executing thousands of non-Sunni Muslims, Christians, and religious minorities.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - SOHR has tracked violence in Syria's three-year-old civil war, and said that reliable sources reported that Islamic State militants were executing many of the al-Sheitaat tribe, from Deir al-Zor province, many via beheading.
Conflict between the Islamic State and the Syrian tribe began in July, after the Islamic State seized two oil fields.
"Those who were executed are all al-Sheitaat," said Observatory director Rami Abdelrahman. "Some were arrested, judged and killed."
Sheik Rafaa Aakla al-Raju, the leader of the al-Sheitaat tribe, called for other tribes to join together against the Islamic State.
"We appeal to the other tribes to stand by us because it will be their turn next...If (Islamic State) are done with us the other tribes will be targeted after al-Sheitaat. They are the next target," he said.
The Islamic State has captured most of Deir al-Zor and declared it to be part of its "caliphate," adding it to the massive gains the group has made in Iraq.
SOHR said the al-Sheitaat tribe had previously agreed not to oppose the armed group's authority, so long as the Islamic State did not harass or attack any of its members.
Fighting began after the tribe refused to acknowledge Islamic State authority.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for APRIL 2018
For those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters. That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.
Hospitals have become military targets in Syria, making it difficult to provide aid to victims of the country's civil war, according to ... continue reading
A military conflict appears imminent over Syria as the United States and its allies prepare to carry out strikes on Syria. Those strikes ... continue reading
The United States and France have vowed a joint response against Bashir al Assad's regime in Syria following a chemical weapons attack on ... continue reading
Syria, Seven Years Later Watch
Seven years ago, on March 15, 2011, the Syrian Civil War began. Since then, the conflict in Syria has forced more than 5.4 million people ... continue reading
Looters from the Islamic State managed to discover the palace of an ancient Assyrian king under the tomb of Jonah in Mosul, Iraq. ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- St. Abdiesus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, April 22, 2018
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 HD Video
- Daily Readings for Sunday, April 22, 2018
- California bill that could BAN THE BIBLE advances
- Daily Reading for Monday, April 23rd, 2018 HD Video
- Five things Catholics can do to promote international religious freedom
- Death threats for opposing gay marriage? Florist appeals to Supreme Court
- Has California just voted to ban the BIBLE? HD
- Daily Reading for Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 HD
- Global Warming threatening Europe with colder weather HD
- The Memorare HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education