The group’s claim it had executed 24 Druze workers and ‘regime supporters’ could not be verified

Isis claims to have massacred more than 20 people abducted from a cement factory in Syria after singling them out as non-Muslims and “regime supporters”.

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There were fears that the so-called Islamic State may have murdered a far higher number of around 300 workers taken from the plant in eastern Qalamoun, outside Damascus.

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Militants overran the area in an advance on Tuesday, when they failed to seize control of the nearby Dumeir air base and a power plant on the frontlines between regime and opposition territory.

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Source: independent


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