Islamic State massacre in Syria — Nearly 130 people killed in Qaryatayn, Homs

Islamic State massacre in Syria -- Nearly 130 people killed in Qaryatayn, Homs
A UK based monitoring group says Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group terrorists had killed nearly 130 people in a town in central Homs province before it was liberated by the Syrian army.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, civilians were massacred in Qaryatayn for over three-week period before it was taken over by the Syrian army.

The monitoring group said Daesh members shot the victims with guns or executed them with knives, accusing the locals of cooperating with government forces.

There’s no immediate comment from the Syrian government on the report. Qaryatayn fell to Daesh hands in 2015.

The Syrian army managed to regain the town last year but lost its control again.

On Saturday, the army once again secured the town after several days of intense fighting with the terrorists.