US-Backed SDF Clash with Islamic State During…

On September 11, the Islamic State (IS) in Syria ambushed six alleged PKK fighters, took them to a secluded area, put them up against a wall, and shot them dead execution-style. IS published statements about it and released a video of the killings, declaring “This operation came as part of the ongoing revenge for the Muslim women prisoners in al-Hol Camp and the revenge will continue, and all praise is due to Allah.” The Islamic State’s execution of PKK fighters was widely celebrated in vast numbers of Telegram channels monitored by Militant Wire.

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