A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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ISIS militants have beheaded two women in eastern Syria accused of "witchcraft and sorcery," activists said Tuesday, in the Islamist group's first decapitations of female civilians.ISIS has become infamous for gruesome executions and mass killings, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two women were the first female civilians to be beheaded by the group.ISIS has captured around 50 percent of Syria's territory since it emerged in the country in 2013 .The Observatory said earlier this week that ISIS has executed more than 3,000 people in Syria in the year since it declared its "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq.The Observatory also said Tuesday that ISIS has hung at least eight people from makeshift crosses in recent days as punishment for allegedly failing to fast during the month of Ramadan.
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