ISIS extremists publicly behead Syrian man for ‘insulting the Caliphate’

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ISIS militants are seen in eastern Syria while preparing to execute a civilian man. File photo

ARA News 

HASAKAH – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Monday a man in the city of Shaddadi in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah province, after accusing him of “insulting the Caliphate”.

Saleh al-Rahim, 48, was publicly beheaded in central Shaddadi.

“ISIS claimed that al-Rahim has refused to pay taxes to the al-Hisba (taxation) department, which the group considered a violation to its rules and an act of insult to the ISIS self-declared Caliphate,” rights activist Ahmed Hussaini told ARA News in Shaddadi.

The man was arrested at an ISIS security checkpoint near the village of Sarb in the vicinity of Shaddadi while trying to escape the ISIS-held area towards Hasakah city. 

The victim was brutally beheaded in front of hundreds of people in Shaddadi’s central square, after one of the militants read a statement accusing him of insulting the Caliphate and deserving the death penalty, according to local sources.  

The city of Shaddadi is deemed the main bastion for ISIS jihadis in Hasakah province –where the group has recently lost large territories to the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). 

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh 

Source: ARA News

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