ISIS terrorists have captured and executed two men in the vicinity of the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern countryside of Homs.
The group said in a statement, released by its news agency on August 16, that one of the victims was slaughtered for being a member of the Alawite sect, while the other was killed in a similar fashion because he was a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) service member.
A day earlier, ISIS terrorists captured and executed a man near the town of Resafa in the southern Raqqa countryside. The victim was a civilian from the Ismali sect.
ISIS terrorists are using the Homs desert as a base to launch attacks against the SAA and its allies in eastern Homs, eastern Hama, southern Raqqa and western Deir Ezzor.
Hundreds of ISIS terrorists are taking shelter in the Homs desert. These terrorists are reportedly receiving support from U.S.-backed fighters based in the southeastern area of al-Tanaf.
ISIS uses executions as a mean to intimidate its enemies and the local population in its influence zones. The terrorist group is clearly attempting to establish a new stronghold in central Syria. The SAA and its allies should take decisive action to foil the terrorist group’s plans.