An Islamic State militant killed his own mother in Raqqa, Syria after she urged him to abandon the terrorist group.
Last month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the woman, who was in her mid-40s, warned her son about a United States-backed alliance completely wiping out Islamic State while urging him to leave the city with her. When he informed his superiors about his mother’s comments, she was reportedly detained. According to local sources, the 20-year-old militant executed his mother on January 6 near a post office –where she worked– in the witness of hundreds of people in broad daylight.
Islamic State, which currently reigns over large territories across Iraq and Syria, is notorious for having executed hundreds of individuals that it accused of either working with its enemies or defying its ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam.
On December 29 last year, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Islamic State executed over 2,000 civilians since declaring its caliphate, over the course of 18 months and in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria. These killings include people who were found guilty of being homosexuals, practicing magic and carrying out apostasy.
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