Islamic State group kills dozens of Syrian soldiers, activists say

August 28, 2014 11:58 AM

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Islamic State group kills dozens of Syrian soldiers, activists say

BEIRUT -- The Islamic State group has killed dozens of Syrian soldiers it captured after overrunning a military base in northeastern Syria, shooting some and using knives on others in the latest brutal mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants rounded up the soldiers in the arid countryside on Wednesday near the Tabqa airfield, three days after seizing the base in heavy fighting. The government troops were among a large group of soldiers from the base who were stuck ...

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