Al Qaeda-linked fighters in Syria are
asking for forgiveness after mistakenly beheading a fellow rebel,
thinking that the man was a Shiite fighter from Iraq.
After video footage of members of the Islamic State of Iraq and
the Levant holding the severed head was released rebels in another
Islamist group, Harakat Ahrar al-Sham, said they recognized the
head as that of Mohammed Fares Maroush, one of their
An al-Qaeda affiliated rebel group in Syria is reported to have
asked for forgiveness after beheading a fellow rebel in a case of
A video recently posted online showed members of the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) brandishing the severed,
bearded head of a man.
They said was an Iraqi Shia caught fighting on the government
But other rebel fighters watching the video recognised the man
and said he was one of their commanders.
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