The full scale of Isis’s year of terror has been detailed in a new report that claims the jihadist group has executed more than 3,000 people in the past 12 months – a tally which includes 74 children.
According to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights produced to mark the first anniversary of the establishment of the group’s “caliphate”, Isis has carried out 3,027 execution killings in a year.
Among the thousands of Arab and Kurdish civilians executed by the group in Syria in the last year, 86 were women.
But the violent Islamist group appears to demonstrate a particular interest in children, releasing videos of childrenfighting in cages and undertaking military training.
The report also details moves undertaken by the group to entice children to join, which include setting up offices ‘cubs of the caliphate’ that recruit children to fight for Isis.
Earlier this month the group reportedly crucified two childrenfor not fasting during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.
Isis has used various methods of execution, including beheading, stoning and burning individuals alive.
Many of the charges against those executed are recorded as blasphemy and spying, but others include sorcery, sodomy, practicing as a Shia Muslim.
The group has also executed people it accuses of drug trafficking.
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SOURCE: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights