Islamic State ‘police’ official beheaded: Syria monitor

(Reuters) – A top figure in Islamic State’s self-declared police force, which has carried out beheadings, was himself found decapitated in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said.

The man was an Egyptian national and was known as the deputy “emir” of the al-Hesbah force in a Syrian province, the British-based the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

His body, which showed signs of torture, was found near a power plant in al-Mayadeen city in the Deir-al-Zor province, it said, citing contacts on the ground.

“We do not know whether Islamic State killed him or whether it was local people or other fighters,” said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Observatory, which reports on events in Syria through a network of contacts on the ground.

“Either way it is important, because he was a very important man,” he said, adding that he believed it was the first time that an al-Hesbah member had been killed in this way…

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  • winniec

    The ISIS chain of command is starting to fall apart. Infighting among the jihadists is going to destroy them with their vigilante style of behaviour. It sounds like a revenge killing.

    • I am not so quick to write them off, and it is far from over for them, if not ISIS then a new group will metastasize from their demise to carry on Islam’s treasured tradition of murder.

      • Crom Cenna

        I know this sounds cold, but to wake the peoples of the West up, and begin the expulsion of islam from our countries, the islamic state needs to be around a while longer. They do a job no one in the counter jihad can do.

  • DVult

    What is needed is an automated guillotine that these ISIS boys can be fed to.

    • Frau Katze

      They’re old-fashioned dudes.

  • luna

    Hands up don’t chop!