(VOVworld) – The Islamic State killed 8 of its Dutch fighters for "desertion and mutiny" in Maadan, Raqqa province, Syria, last week, a member of the citizen journalist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) said on Twitter on Monday. RBSS also said that IS had arrested 3 other Dutch jihadist members for attempting to flee.
|Islamic State fighters (Photo: Reuters)
According to RBSS, the attempted desertions in Raqqa stemmed from a dispute between 75 Dutch militants, some of Moroccan origin, and IS gunmen from Iraq. IS leaders in Raqqa had sent an intermediary to resolve the conflict, but the intermediary was killed by Dutch fighters. In response, IS leaders in Iraq ordered the arrest of all the members of the Dutch cell, who are now being detained in Tabaqa and Maadan in Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that IS killed 3 European fighters of North African origin.