ISIS Fighter Beheaded By Syrian Christian: Was It An Act Of Revenge?

On Thursday an ISIS fighter was beheaded by a Syrian Christian fighter in the Hasakeh province of Syria. It was reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the reason the Syrian Christian executed the ISIS fighter was out of revenge. No evidence has been presented against the Syrian fighter to explain why he killed the ISIS jihadist. [The Guardian]

The incident took place near the town of Tal Tamer in Northwest Syria. The jihadist was beheaded after being captured by the Syrian Christian fighter after the Syrian found out the man was a member of ISIS. Although the Syrian has not been named, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the beheading had been committed with a sharp tool and was done out of revenge. The Christian Syrian fighter had been reported to have been fighting with Kurdish forces at the time of the incident and was a member of the Syriac Military Council.

In the Independent UK, Observatory spokesman Rami Abdel Rahman said the following.

“He took him prisoner and when he found out he was a member of Isis, the Assyrian fighter beheaded him in revenge for abuses committed by the group in the region.”

No explanation was given as to why the unnamed ISIS fighter who was beheaded was in the area. The beheading may have been in retaliation for the wave of abuses committed by ISIS against Christians in the areas including public beheadings, enslavement, mass executions, and rape. [The Guardian]

As previously reported in the Inquisitr, there is some question as to whether the actions of the unnamed Syrian Christian fighter was lawful or moral under Christianity. Since the motive for the killing was revenge, the killing could be interpreted as a war crime since the ISIS fighter was reportedly beheaded in retaliation for all the killings in Syria.

Many atrocities have been reported, with at least 300 Yazidi prisoners taken by ISIS in Tal Afar district near the Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIS also abducted 220 Assyrian Christians. Nineteen of those captives were later released. ISIS has captured large territories in both Syria and Iraq and is responsible for the execution of hundreds of Syrians and Iraqis, including many Christians.

Although the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is a London organization, they have been in Syria monitoring the situation regarding ISIS and have been reporting on the atrocities taking place in Syria. The ISIS fighter who was beheaded is the latest in the incidences they reported.

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