A 20-year old DAESH terrorist has killed his own mother on Thursday in front of people in the Syrian city of Raqqa over apostasy, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.
The terrorist, Ali Saqr al Qasem, originally from the town of al Tabaqa, had carried out the killing with an assault rifle in front of hundreds of people, near the post office, where the mother had worked.
His mother, Lena, 40, was accused of persuading her son to leave the group and flee from the city of Raqqa, which DAESH claimed as the capital of its self-proclaimed state. She told him that "the coalition [US-led coalition] will kill all members of the organisation."
The Britain-based SOHR said that the mother, who is originally from the Syrian coast, was accused of apostasy after her son told the group about her. She had been allegedly "inciting her son” to leave DAESH.
Another activist group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, reported the incident saying the mother is 35 years old.
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However, the incident could not be verified independently.
DAESH, which announced it rule in May 2014, currently controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq.
The US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes on DAESH targets in Syria and Iraq since September 2014, preventing the terrorists from expanding their territory into other parts of the neighbouring countries.
On September 30, Russia -the long-term ally of Syrian regime leader, Bashar al Assad- also launched an air campaign claiming to target DAESH territories, but Russian warplanes have mostly been attacking Anti-Assad opposition assemblies.