The Islamic State isn’t worthy of licking the Roman’s dusty sandals.
ISIS fanatics summon crowd to ancient Roman amphitheatre of Palmyra to execute 20 men
Horror: The men were killed in the second century ampitheatre, once a tourist attraction (pictured)
- Crowd was gathered by militants in second century theatre on Wednesday
- The men were accused of being government supporters by ISIS fighters
- Expert claims people forced to watch to show ISIS’ ‘force on the ground’
- EU foreign policy chief already warned of potential war crimes in Palmyra
ISIS fanatics ‘called people to watch’ as they executed 20 local men in a Roman ampitheatre in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a watchdog has claimed.
The men were shot dead in the restored ruin, which had been used for an annual festival in the city, in front of the crowd on Wednesday.
The murdered locals were accused of being government supporters, according to a report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
‘IS executed 20 men by firing on them in front of a crowd gathered in Palmyra’s Roman theatre, after accusing them of fighting for the Syrian regime,’ Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.
He added: ‘IS gathered a lot of people there on purpose, to show their force on the ground.’
The report could not be independently confirmed – however, ISIS is known for its brutal and public ‘executions’ against those who break their so-called laws.