- ISIS beheads 39 of its own members
ISIS has allegedly executed at least 39 people from within its own ranks, according to a report published by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The ISIS warriors stood accused of various crimes including "sorcery, insulting God, sodomy, adultery, banditry, joining and cooperating with the awakening movements, cooperating with crusader coalition, mischief on earth and cooperating with the Nusayri regime forces," according to the report.
The ISIS members were killed mostly by beheading between July 29 and August 29.
Over 1,800 civilians have been killed by ISIS over the course of the last year, including 181 of its own warriors who were captured while attempting to return to their home countries after standing accused of spying for foreign nations.
- Turkish jets bomb ISIS in Ankara’s first wave
After months of hesitance, Turkey agreed last month to take on a more active role in the fight against ISIS. Turkish jets used smart bombs to attack ISIS positions in Syria, without crossing into Syrian airspace and later Turkey granted U.S. jets access to a key air base close to the Syrian border.
The Turkish attacks that began Friday were the first launched as part of the U.S.-led campaign and came after Turkish and U.S. officials announced they had reached agreement “on the procedures and technical details” of their cooperation, which calls for Turkey to be fully integrated into the coalition air campaign.
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, reporting from Aleppo and citing unnamed local sources, said the coalition forces have raided IS targets in the ISIS-held town of Manbij in Aleppo province. It said the raids destroyed ISIS positions but said there was no information on any casualties.
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