According to a monitoring group, Daesh killed nearly 20 civilians as it raided the village northwest of Deir al-Zor city near the provincial boundary with Raqqa.

Separate forces in Syria have been fighting Daesh, which is the enemy of all other sides in the Syrian conflict.
Separate forces in Syria have been fighting Daesh, which is the enemy of all other sides in the Syrian conflict.

Daesh has executed nearly 20 people including two children in a village in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor city, and captured fighters participating in a US-backed operation against the militants, a British-based monitoring group said on Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that Daesh had raided the village of Jizrat al-Boushams, northwest of Deir al-Zor city near the provincial boundary with Raqqa on Friday.

SOHR posted a video showing the corpses of around a dozen men who had apparently been shot.

Daesh withdrew from the village after the attack taking the captured fighters, it said.

The ultra-hardline group has staged attacks on villages near areas it controls as it is being pushed back towards its strongholds of Raqqa and Deir al-Zor.

Separate forces are fighting the group, which is the enemy of all other sides in the Syrian conflict.

Syria has been facing a civil war since 2011 after regime forces launched a crackdown on pro-democratic protesters.

The conflict has so far claimed over 400,000 lives and led to one of the world's worst refugee and humanitarian crisis with millions of people displaced.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies