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Sources: IS Executes Group’s Kurdish Members

By Rudaw 22/9/2014
IS militants in Syria. Photo: AFP
IS militants in Syria. Photo: AFP

QAMISHLO—The Islamic State (IS) has executed dozens of its Kurdish members for refusing to join the group's military campaign against the Kurdish areas of Syria, a source told Rudaw.

According to one source who didn’t want to be named, since the start of IS’s attack on the Kurdish city of Kobane and its surrounding villages last week, leaders of the group have executed 40 Kurdish members.

Other sources said that the Kurdish members of the IS had objected to the killing of innocent villagers and looting their homes.

The executions are said to have taken place in Tal Hamis village, 30 kilometers south of Qamishlo, the largest Kurdish city in Syria.

Tal Hamis has seen some of the heaviest fighting between IS militants and the Kurdish Peoples Protection Unions (YPG).

The YPG controlled the town last year but lost it to IS jihadis last week.

Earlier this month unconfirmed reports out of Mosul said that the IS had executed several of its Kurdish members on charges of spying for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

The report said that the radical group had banned all Kurdish communication among its members.



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JP | 22/9/2014
Proud Kurd | 22/9/2014
Why on earth would you join those filthy animals in the first place?? Right now their only target are kurds. There's nothing like sticking with and standing by your own kurdish people. Proud to be kurdish. Har BEJIT KURDO KURDISTAN!!!
Juan | 22/9/2014
Well I guess that takes care of the Kurdish IS members, the other good news is that I don't think any other Kurds will be joining them, I do feel sorry for them in a way because it seems that they didn't join IS to slaughter and loot, most likely brainwashed, and in the end they refused to kill follow Kurds in Rojava knowing what the punishment would be. If the ones killed by IS in Mosul gave Peshmerga intelligence then they are hero's not traitors, that explains why Peshmerga is getting so much good intelligence, many of it is passed down to the Americans.
Walato Kurdo
Walato Kurdo | 22/9/2014
YPG are fighting armor and bullets with stones, if you compare them to other groups. But still they wanted the kurds in the South keep their honour, and moved into Shingal, rabia and so on. Even the PKK who have enemies evrywhere managed to rush down from the mountains to Shingal, maxmur, kerkuk, hewler and so on....Please Barzani dont talk about green light and bullshit. There is nothing that should stop a kurd from helping anoother kurd. YPG and PKK showed us that. Its your turn. WE WANT TO BE UNITED, YOUR MOVE CAN MAKE IT SO.
Islam = Arab cult | 22/9/2014
Kurds who joined Daesh were brainwashed by Islam anyway. Islam is an Arab cult that grew only because of strong Arabic militaries that forced conversions many centuries ago. If you are a Kurd in Daesh you should be ashamed of yourself.
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