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Islamic State, July 8, 2015

ISIS Crucifies Syrians For Breaking Ramadan Fast

The Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) crucified dozens of Syrian civilians for breaking Ramadan fast, sources in Deir ez-Zor province reported on Sunday.

"Those who break Ramadan are being crucified on electricity poles in Deir ez-Zor," eyewitnesses told ARA News.

"The roads are filled with crucified men who violated the group's strict regulations during Ramadan. There are dozens of victims who remain hanged on electricity poles across the province."

Activists released a video online showing several people crucified alive in Hajin city in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria on charges of "breaking fast without legitimate excuses".

Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, media activist Saray ad-Din reported that since the start of Ramadan, the IS group has punished dozens of civilians on charges of deliberately breaking fast.

"The group made many cages to lock up these 'fasting violators' and show them to public in order to humiliate them among people. The alleged caliphate of al-Baghdadi has seen various kinds of punishments during Ramadan," the source said.

"The radical group has crucified and executed many people on charges of breaking the fast in the cities of Deir ez-Zor, al-Bukamal, Hatlah, Mayadeen and Sabha in eastern Syria."