DEIR’Z ZOR, Syria - Syrian opposition forces have found the bodies of at least 30 executed men near the eastern city of Deir'z Zor, activists said on Thursday.
According to a statement from the London based the Local Coordination Committees of Syria , the men had been summarily executed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants on an oil field in Deir'z Zor.
The LCC described the killings as a massacre, carried out by the ISIL.
Meanwhile, another activist group, Syria General Revolutionary Council (SGRC), reported that ISIL was in nominal control of a district of Deir'z Zor.
The group reported clashes between ISIL militants and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters going on in the Abul Kemal district.
In another development, ISIL's Iraqi branch destroyed the shutters of a dam in Fallujah Wednesday, causing the nearby agricultural fields to be submerged by water, Anbar Provincial Assembly head told AA.
ISIL had closed the shutters of the Fallujah dam after seizing control on Sunday, said Sabah Kerhut.
A report published in January by the Syrian Observatiory for Human Rights said, ISIL was responsible for killing nearly 200 civilians and arresting over 2,000 over an eight-month period up to January.
The group, mainly based in Raqqah and Aleppo, is said to have tensions with many factions among the Syria regime’s opposition, while mostly avoiding confrontation with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
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