Ayn al-Arab, SANA- Around 120 civilians, most of them are children, women and elderly, have been killed in a new massacre perpetrated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Ayn al-Arab city to the north of Aleppo.
Local sources in Ayn al-Arab said that ISIS terrorists had entered the city coming from the Turkish border crossing, ransacking the civilians’ houses and brutally slaughtering people.
The sources said the massacre comes in revenge for the locals confronting the terrorist organization five months ago, forcing it to retreat and withdraw from the city.
The locals consider the Turkish regime a partner in the massacre due to its support for terrorist organizations and facilitating the terrorists’ entry into the Syrian lands, the sources added.
On Thursday, ISIS terrorists infiltrated from the Turkish lands to Ayn al-Arab city, carrying out several explosions at the city’s entrances in an attempt to demoralize the locals who are determined to remain in the their city which is almost flattened from earlier battles between the city’s defenders and ISIS early this year.
At least 22 residents from Barkh Boutan village in Ayn al-Arab city were shot dead by ISIS terrorists on Thursday.
These grisly crimes have been committed in full view of the U.S.-led coalition’s aircrafts which stood idly by as the locals of Ayn al-Arab were being slaughtered.