The beheaded bodies of a Syrian activist opposed to the Islamic State group and his friend were found early Friday in the southern Turkish city of Sanliurfa. Ibrahim Abdul Qader, 20, and his friend Fares Hamadi were found beheaded at home this morning. The shocking news was confirmed by Abu Mohammad, a founder of the ‘Raqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently’ group, who posted hte news on social media.
The activist group, which documents abuses in areas under IS control in Syria, accused the jihadist organisation of the murders on its Facebook page. Several prominent ISIS accounts on social media have claimed the vile jihadi group was responsible for the horrific assassination in Turkey.
‘I don’t know what to say. One of our member called ‘ Ibrahim ‘ and another friend ‘Fares’ was found slaughtered in their house today morning,’ activist Abu Mohammad wrote.
‘I’m sorry I could not do anything for you. We promised each other to return to our country I’m sorry I can’t fulfill my promise, I could not protect you.
Both victims were from the ISIS held city of Raqqa but had fled to Turkey around a year ago.
Members of the activist group had been killed inside Syria in the past, but this is the first time a member had been killed outside the country. The jihadi group released a video on social media yesterday showing the execution of four media activists. All four men were forced to wear red boiler suits and were taken out to a remote part of the Syrian countryside before they were executed.
Seven Syrians were arrested by Turkish police following the beheadings, according to Dohan media agency in Turkey.