Islamic State’s militants behead Kurdish elderly civilian in Syria’s Tel Abyad


Extremists of the Islamic State beheaded two Kurdish elderly men in Syria's Tel Abyad. File photo

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey – On Wednesday, militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) beheaded two civilians in the city of Tel Abyad (Gire Spi) in the countryside of Raqqa, northeastern Syria.

Local sources, on the condition of anonymity, told ARA News that IS militants executed two Kurdish elderly men in central Tel Abyad in front of the municipal building. 

“The two victims were captured by the IS group in the southern countryside of Kobane, and then brought to Tel Abyad to be executed in public. They were executed in retaliation of the killing of four IS members in their village at the hands of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) earlier this month,” the sources said. 

IS militants reportedly paraded the corpses of the victims in the streets of Tel Abyad, chanting in public that they are atheists of the Kurdish parties, and they executed them in retaliation for the group’s dead members in Kafr Zeta village. 

On the other hand, the Syrian National Coalition for Revolutionary Forces and the Opposition (SNC) issued a statement earlier this week accusing the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) of killing four displaced people from the town of Kafr Zeta in Kobane’s suburbs.

Meanwhile, the Media Center of the Hama’s Rebels Union confirmed Tuesday that the four deceased members of IS from the city of Kafr Zeta were killed during clashes with the YPG fighters in Kobane in the eastern countryside of Aleppo. 

The MC of Hama’s Rebels Union also mentioned the names of the four IS members –who were described by the SNC as civilians. They were identified as Hassan Mustafa Zakur, Ahmed Mohammed Zakur, Hassan Al-Mohammed and Amer Mahmoud Sarhan. 


Reporting by: Redwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

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