According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, ISIS is executing hundreds of people in Hajin. 7,000 civilians are trapped between the militant group and the US-led coalition in Syria's Deir ez-Zour province.
ISIS is reportedly executing people in eastern Syria, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday, expressing deep concern over the fate of civilians still trapped under the militant group.
Deir Ezzor’s Hajin area is the last significant remnant of the so-called caliphate ISIS proclaimed in 2014. The rest has been lost to offensives launched by different factions in both Syria and Iraq.
7,000 civilians are trapped between ISIS fighters preventing them from leaving the area and air strikes by the US-led coalition, Michelle Bachelet, told a news conference in Geneva.
“We also have reports of ISIS executing people perceived as cooperating with SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) or other parties to the conflict,” she said, adding that civilians were being used as “pawns and bargaining chips” in the conflict.