Islamic State Execute Kurdish Activist in Raqqa

RAQQA — The Islamic State (IS) has executed a Kurdish female activist in their stronghold of Raqqa, northern Syria, for allegedly supporting some Syrian opposition parties.

According to the information obtained by BasNews from Syrian Kurdistan, better known as Rojava, Ruqayya Hasan Muhammad, 36, had been arrested by IS insurgents in August last year after she returned to Raqqa from Kobani.

Muhammad was later accused of cooperating with some Syrian opposition parties and working against IS in Raqqa. She was executed in October 2015 but the jihadist group had denied reporting her death.

A source from IS territories recently contacted Muhammad’s family and confirmed her execution by the extremists.

BasNews understands that IS is still running Muhammad’s social media accounts in hopes of finding her network of activists in the city.

  • BillyHW

    Why isn’t raqqa the new Arabic word for glass yet?