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The July 18 stoning was the second in a span of 24 hours.Abu Ibrahim Raqqawi, the activist who witnessed Ahmad's stoning, said locals where angry to see foreign fighters impose their will on the community.Bassam al-Ahmad, a spokesman for the Violations Documentation Center, a Syrian group that tracks human rights violations, also confirmed the stoning.A man who asked to be identified as Asad for fear of repercussions, said that in the other stoning, in Tabqa, residents also refused to take part, and that the act was carried out by ISIS members.The U.S. Embassy in Syria, in a statement posted on its Twitter account, condemned the "barbaric stoning" of a woman in Tabqa. International human rights groups did not report the stoning, and Human Rights Watch said it had no independent confirmation. The Hazm Movement, another rebel group active in northern Syria, said the stonings did take place.
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