IS Executed 91 in Syria Over Past Month

IS Executed 91 in Syria Over Past MonthIS Executed 91 in Syria Over Past Month

The Islamic State group has executed more than 90 people, a third of them civilians, over the past month in areas of war-torn Syria under its control, a monitoring group said Sunday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 32 civilians were among 91 people executed for "crimes" in the extremist group's self-proclaimed caliphate between July 29 and August 29, AFP reported.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory For Human Rights, the latest monthly toll has brought to 3,156 people the number of IS executions in Syria since the caliphate was announced. The number includes 1,841 civilians.

Witchcraft and working with the US-led coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria are among "crimes" punishable by death for the group.

Since it announced its "caliphate" in June 2014, IS has swept across Syria, seizing swathes of land in central Hama and Homs provinces, Deir Ezzor and Hasakah in the east and the north's Raqa and Aleppo.

IS has become notorious for its gruesome displays of violence, including beheadings, stoning and pushing victims off rooftops.