UPDATE: The Catholic Bishop of Aleppo denies the report of a revenge beheading.
The Catholic Bishop of Aleppo has rejected reports of the alleged “revenge” beheading of an Islamic State jihadist by an Assyrian Christian soldier in northeast Syria as “unreliable and unverifiable” rumors.
Bishop Georges Abou Khazen, the Catholic Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo, called the SOHR report “a manipulation of information, one of the means used to multiply the violence and horrors of this conflict.”
An Assyrian Christian fighter has beheaded an ISIS militant to avenge the thousands of innocents slaughtered by the terror group.
According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the execution took place on Thursday in the north-east Syrian province of Al-Hassakah.
Via the Daily Mail:
The Christian was allegedly fighting for Kurdish forces who drove ISIS out of dozens of Assyrian villages in Al-Hassakah earlier this month.
ISIS abducted as many as 220 Assyrian Christians from the north-eastern Province in February and released 19 of them weeks later.
The group kidnapped the hostages after seizing control of their villages from Kurdish control and forced thousands of people from their homes.
The province which borders Turkey and Iraq is predominantly made up of Kurds but a minority of Christian Assyrians and Armenians.
Younan Talia, a senior official with the Assyrian Democratic Organisation, said ISIS raided as many as 33 villages.
On Friday, a horrific video emerged showing a prisoner of ISIS digging his own grave before they beheaded him.
Covered in cuts and bruises, the man “confesses” to being a spy before he is seen using a pick-axe to dig a hole in what appears to be a desert region of Syria.
Last week, grusome images of decapitated bodies strewn across blood-soaked streets in Palmyra emerged after ISIS sacked the ancient city.