IS executes eight Dutch jihadists in Syria
March 2, Beirut: The Islamic State (IS) has executed eight Dutch members of the jihadist group, whom it accused of trying to desert on Friday.
"Daesh (IS) executed eight Dutch fighters in Maadan, Raqa province, after accusing them of attempting desertion and mutiny," Abu Mohammad, a member of the citizen journalist group Raqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), said via Twitter.
RBSS has been documenting since April 2014 IS' abuses in Raqa, the group's de facto capital in northern Syria, reports said.
Tension has boiled in Raqa over the past month between 75 Dutch jihadists -- among them fighters of Moroccan origin -- and IS intelligence operatives from Iraq, RBSS said.
Three other Dutch jihadists were arrested by Iraqi IS members who accused them of wanting to flee and one of the detainees was beaten to death during the interrogation, APF news agency reported.
IS leaders in Raqa sent a delegate to solve the dispute with the Dutch cell's enraged members, but they murdered the intermediary in vengeance, the citizen journalist
The IS leadership in Iraq then ordered the arrest of all the members of the Dutch group, and imprisoned them in Tabaqa and Maadan in Syria.
According to the Dutch secret services, 200 people from the Netherlands including 50 women have joined IS in Syria and Iraq.
The Oslo Times