Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists have reportedly executed a prominent Syrian cleric who was abducted in the countryside near Latakia.
Sheikh Badr Eddin Ghazal was kidnapped by terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) on August 5th in the village of Baroude while he was staying with one of his friends.
He was brutally tortured by kidnappers who posted pictures of him beaten and covered in blood.
There were rumors about him still being captive and alive, but two militant groups affiliated with the ISIS confirmed that he was murdered.
Local authorities tried to negotiate his freedom with the terrorists but their attempts proved futile.
The war in Syria, which is showing signs of war of mutual hatred, is turning into a sectarian conflict as thousands of terrorists supported by the USA’s regional allies have turned more violent than ever in their fight against Syria.
Many blame Washington for presence of terrorists and extremist groups in the Middle East, which are seen as a legacy of the US-led 2003 invasion on Iraq, which left the war-torn country exposed to an even more complicated security situation than it was previously experiencing.
The war in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.
The unrest, which involved terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has emerged as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the USA government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.