Agence France Presse
BEIRUT: A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an ISIS militant to avenge people “executed” by the jihadis in northeastern Syria, an activist group said Friday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said the incident took place Thursday in Hasakeh province, where ISIS holds large areas of the countryside.
According to the activist group, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadi in the local village of Tal Shamiram.
“He took him prisoner and when he found out he was a member of IS, the Assyrian fighter beheaded him in revenge for abuses committed by the group in the region,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.
The Observatory is based in Britain but has covered the Syrian conflict since it broke out four years ago thanks to a network of sources inside the country.
The Christian was fighting in the ranks of Kurdish forces who earlier this month drove ISIS out of more than a dozen Assyrian villages the jihadis had captured in Hasakeh.
ISIS has carried out a wave of abuses in areas it controls in both Syria and Iraq, including public beheadings, mass executions, enslavement and rape.