Conference of European Bishops Condemns Crucifixions in Syria

Eight rebel fighters were crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) because they were considered too moderate, Rome-based Zenit news agency reported on Monday, citing reports of a monitoring group Syrian Observatory for human Rights.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on contacts on the ground in Syria, said the men were crucified on Saturday and that their corpses were still on view. The crucifixions took place in the town square of Deir Hafer in eastern Aleppo and will be left there for three days, it said.

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