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Syria: Christian Beheads ISIS Savafe in Act of Revenge

A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (ISIS) jihadist to avenge people “executed” by the group in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday, according to AFP.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where ISIS holds large areas of the countryside.

According to the monitor, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadist in the local village of Tal Shamiram.

“He took him prisoner and when he found out he was a member of ISIS, the Assyrian fighter beheaded him in revenge for abuses committed by the group in the region,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

The Observatory is based in Britain but has covered the Syrian conflict since it broke out four years ago thanks to a network of sources inside the country.

The Christian was fighting in the ranks of Kurdish forces who earlier this month drove ISIS out of more than a dozen Assyrian villages the jihadists had captured in Hasakeh, according to the AFP report.

ISIS has carried out a wave of abuses in areas it controls in both Syria and Iraq, including public beheadings, mass executions, enslavement and rape.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

Nusra Front in Syria says aiming to take Damascus

REUTERS/BEIRUT – The leader of al-Qaida’s Syria wing Nusra Front said his group was aiming to capture Damascus and the fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad would happen quickly.

“We will continue our focus on Damascus and on toppling this regime,” Abu Mohamad al-Golani told news channel Al Jazeera in a rare interview aired on Wednesday. “I assure you, Assad’s fall won’t take a long time.”

He also said Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah, which backs Assad, knew its fate was linked to the Syrian leader and its efforts to save him were in vain