ISIS commander’s ideologies put brother in a fix

HERMEL, Lebanon: Mohammad Sharkas, the brother of ISIS commander Anas, says his sibling’s extremist beliefs have ruined his life, costing him his wife and earning him death threats for living in the predominantly Shiite town of Hermel.

Mohammad Sharkas, better known as “Abu Yahya,” chain smoked throughout his interview with The Daily Star in Hermel, showing signs of anxiety and discomfort as a result of his brother’s harsh measures against him.

His brother issued a fatwa ordering his divorce from his wife and permitting her to marry another man in a rebel-controlled area in Syria.