ISIS terrorists behead captive Lebanese soldier

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The widow of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed clutches her daughter as she mourns the death of her husband at the hands of Islamic State terrorists Photograph: Reuters
The widow of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed clutches her daughter as she mourns the death of her husband at the hands of Islamic State terrorists Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.

The soldier, recognizable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni Muslim from north Lebanon, was shown blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back, writhing and kicking the dusty ground while a militant announces he will be killed. Another militant then beheads him.

Islamic State, which declared a “caliphate” in June in parts of Iraq and Syria under its control, has been cited as a major security threat by Western governments since posting a video in August of the beheading of U.S journalist James Foley.

The Lebanese army declined to comment, but security and Islamic State sources confirmed the latest beheading.

Hours later, the group posted a second video showing nine other soldiers begging for their lives, urging their families to take to the streets in the next three days to demand the release of Islamist prisoners as a condition to escape al-Sayyed’s fate.

Earlier this month, several Syrian groups, including Islamic State and Nusra Front battled the Lebanese army after the arrest of rebel commander Emad Gomaa in the border town of Arsal. Gomaa is a Nusra commander who switched affiliation to Islamic State but remained popular among Nusra fighters.

 Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed.
Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed.

The militants seized Arsal for five days before withdrawing to a mountainous border region, taking the 19 captive soldiers with them.

Most of the soldiers were taken by Islamic State militants while Nusra kept a few soldiers and a number of policemen.

On Saturday, Nusra released four soldiers and a policeman, all Sunnis, a source close to the group said. The circumstances of their release were not immediately clear.

The militants have demanded the release of Gomaa and several Islamists jailed since a 2007 insurrection by an al Qaeda-inspired group at a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon.

 

HP/Reuters

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5 responses to “ISIS terrorists behead captive Lebanese soldier”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Beginning with Gomaa, make a video of several ‘Theoretical Islamists’ swinging from the yard-arm – one for one – ship it to Isisies.

    1. I couldn’t agree more…. violence is the only language these murderers and rapists understand. Sick bastards aren’t human.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Maeanwhile, good to see some Fiji Warriors are holding their ground for the UN.
        AND managed to escape.

        “Both U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council strongly condemned Saturday’s attack on peacekeepers” ….
        Yah, like these types listen to that.

  2. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
    Maborlz Ez-Hari

    The army needs to get its hands dirty and go on tour in Syria and build a dividing wall to keep these mongrels out. Total eradication no more useless rhetoric time to take a serious step towards national security. Indict any germ who sympathises with Isis and show them there is no prospect of ever being released. Saudi Arabia, France, America who ever thinks they are assisting the army needs to be put on notice by the Lebanese government cough up what we need to block the insurgence from reaching Lebanon the country that has the burden of Palestinian and Syrian refugees. No more haflet, partying, botoxing.

    1. you know what Maborlz…it just hit me , you’re my enemy but you are a human being, these devils lost the right to be called human beings. everybody that has eyes in his head, a brain to think with and a heart to feel with should feel the same.

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