Islamic State militants kidnap 400 civilians in Syria

By REUTERS
January 17, 2016 11:16

BEIRUT- Islamic State militants kidnapped at least 400 civilians when they attacked government-held areas in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday families of pro-government fighters were among those abducted.

Syria's state news agency SANA said earlier that at least 300 people had been killed in the attacks in Deir al-Zor.


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