Elite Syrian regime troops execute seven people near Raqqa

Elite Syrian regime troops execute seven people in village near Raqqa
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16 August, 2019
Syrian regime troops from the elite 'Tiger Forces' have killed seven members of the same family in a village in Western Raqqa province.
Members of the Tiger Forces are thought to be responsible for the executions [Getty]

Syrian regime troops executed seven members of the same family in a village in northern Syria on Thursday, the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently Facebook page reported on Thursday.

The page said that 20 members of the Assad regime’s elite “Tiger” Forces stormed the village of Jassim al-Nuaimi in western Raqqa province and executed a civilian named Faraj Al-Nuaimi, three of his sons, and three of his nephews.

The Tiger Forces are led by Brigadier-General Suheil al-Hassan, who has been accused by human rights organisations of committing massacres and personally overseeing the torture of prisoners.

The Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently Facebook page published photographs of the bodies of the seven victims, showing their hands tied behind their backs. It said they were shot in the head after being bound by regime forces.

The Syrian SMART news agency said that the regime troops also stole cars and animals belonging to village residents.

Raqqa province, which until 2017 was a stronghold of Islamic State, is today mostly under the control of the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with some southern and western parts under Assad regime control.

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