Despite international efforts to thwart ISIS crimes, ISIS continues to target and kill minority groups in Syria. Fueled by radicalistic ideology, ISIS militants target any and all religious groups with beliefs in deviation of their own beliefs.
Sources report ISIS raids in the Hama province of Syria. Hama is heavily populated with Shia communities. Over 50 were killed, majority of which were women and children. Bricks, rocks, and artillery were used in massacring villagers, after which their bodies were dismembered. While some bodies were retrieved and taken to the hospital coronary, many were left beyond retrieval or recognition.
The war in Syria continues despite international efforts. Shia Rights Watch condemns acts of violence towards any and all populations, and calls for increased aid for Syrian minorities under attack by ISIS.