Hasakah, Syria – On Tuesday, militant fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) executed a Syria boy in the Shaddadi countryside of Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, on charges of having suspicious links with the Syrian regime and the armed opposition.
Manaf Mohamed Attia Sabawi, 16, had been arrested in the town of Tel Hamis before being transferred to the city of Shaddadi to be executed in public.
Speaking to ARA News, a family member of the victim, said: “Our son was executed because of a bunch of lies and false accusations.”
“He was accused of leaking intelligence information about the IS to the Syrian regime and the opposition forces,” the source added.
The source pointed out that the IS insurgents arrested Attia in Tel Hamis a few days before their withdrawal last month, and he was transferred to the city of Shaddadi where he remained until the moment of his execution.
“The IS radicals arrested him and then brutally executed him in front of a crowd of people.”
Noteworthy, the city of Shaddadi (60 km south of Hasakah) is the main stronghold of the IS jihadists in the southern countryside of Hasakah, which was taken over by the group at the end of 2013, after battles with the al-Nusra Front (Syria’s branch of al-Qaeda) and the Islamic Movement of Ahrar ash-Sham.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News
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