ISIS Reportedly Kidnaps Hundreds After 'Massacre' In Eastern Syria
Local media and activist groups say at least 135 people were killed and 400 kidnapped by ISIS in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria.By Melissa Prax | January 17, 2016
ISIS has reportedly killed hundreds of people and captured at least 400 in eastern Syria.
There are conflicting reports about the scope of the attack in the Deir ez-Zor region. Local media report 300 civilians were killed, but a Syrian activist group says around 135 were killed, including 50 pro-Syrian regime fighters. (Video via Al-Alam)
If local media estimates are accurate, this could be the largest number of deaths in a day since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011. (Video via Al Jazeera)