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Syria: Islamic State militants execute over 90 people in past 7 days


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(Bonny Apunyu)

The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told CNN on Sunday that ISIS fighters in the Syrian city of Palmyra have executed more than 90 people including at least 11 children in the last seven days.

SOHR Executive Director Rami Abdurrahman reportedly said many of the people killed were family members of Syrian regime forces or policemen.According to CNN, the U.N. Refugee Agency said last week that at least 11,000 people have fled Palmyra and its surrounding villages after ISIS took control of the area.

At least 400 people have been killed in the city of Palmyra as fighting has raged, Syrian State TV said Sunday, citing local sources inside Palmyra.