ISIS slaughters 400 mostly women and children in ancient Syria city of Palmyra — Dead line the streets

Peace and Freedom

  • State TV reporting victims are believed to be government loyalists
  • Follows execution of 300 pro-government soldiers in historic settlement 
  • Jihadi fighters previously warned residents against sheltering troops
  • Black ISIS flag hoisted over an ancient citadel after taking over city

Islamic State militants have executed at least 400 mostly women and children in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra.

Eye-witnesses have reported the streets are strewn with bodies – the latest victims of the Islamic State’s unrelenting savagery.

It follows the executions of nearly 300 pro-government troops two days after they captured the city, symbolised by a black ISIS flag flying above an ancient citadel.

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Takeover: ISIS raised their flag over an ancient citadel in Palmyra while state telvision is reporting they have killed hundreds of women and children

Syrian state television announced the massacre, saying it was quoting residents inside the city, which…

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