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ISIS Beheads Man and Son Accused of Spying for US-led Coalition

Group releases statement accusing the pair of “working and spying for the crusader coalition”
ISIS Beheads Man and Son Accused of Spying for US-led Coalition

The Islamic State on Saturday, July 16, beheaded a man and his son in group’s de facto capital Raqqa on the charge of working with the international coalition.

The organization released a recorded statement online showing images of the man, Jassim al-Aleoui, who appeared to be about 60, and his son, Mohamed al-Hammoud, whom the accusers said were “working and spying for the crusader coalition.”

Activists from the Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered campaign said that the organization beheaded Aleoui and his son at the clock tower roundabout in central Raqqa, a place used previously for similar executions.

The US-led international coalition declared war against the Islamic State two years ago, and its warplanes have been carrying out continuous attacks against the areas of ISIS influence in Syria, which has regularly killed and wounded civilians and military personnel.

The Islamic State group seized full control of Raqqa in early 2014, and has carried out continuous executions of dozens of residents under different pretexts, including “heresy, spying, and apostasy” as well as other charges, which activists consider clear evidence of the organization’s brutality.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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