Washington DC: An ISIS extremist has executed his mother in public in the Syrian city of Raqqa for allegedly asking him to leave the terrorist organisation and escape.
Qasem had reported his mother to his superiors, who ordered him to execute her. Pic/Twitter
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 20-year-old Ali Saqr al-Qasem killed his mother Lena, 45, on Wednesday in the Syrian city of Raqqa.
The sickening act was witnessed by a large crowd in front of the postal building where the victim worked, according to activist group ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’. Qasem had reported his mother to his ISIS
superiors, who then sentenced her to death and ordered him to be the executioner.
It is believed she was shot dead with the Syrian Network for Human Rights reporting that her actual crime was “communicating with a third party”.
The 20-year-old used an assault rifle to execute his mother, after she was found guilty of apostasy. The jihadi’s mother, who wanted to escape with him, told her son “the coalition will kill all members of the organisation.”
Brussels Police trace Paris attack fugitive’s hideout
A Brussels apartment was likely used to make bombs for the Paris attacks, and one of the plotters also hid there after escaping a police dragnet.
Belgian police have found three belts for possible use in suicide attacks at the apartment. Pics/AFP
The police prosecutors found Salah Abdeslam’s fingerprint yesterday in a search of the apartment on December 10, but would not say why they waited a month to announce it.
The search also turned up three suspected suicide belts, traces of the same explosive used in the November 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and other material that could be used to manufacture bombs, according to the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office.