Daesh claims responsibility for beheading Syrian journalists

Terrorist group Daesh posts a video claiming responsibility for beheading Syrian journalists in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa Province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

The relatives of two Syrian journalists found the bodies in Sanliurfa on October 30, 2015.

Updated Nov 4, 2015

Daesh on Sunday posted a video and claimed responsibility for killing two Syrian journalists -Ibrahim Abdulkadir and Firaz Hamadi- who have been living in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa after fleeing the Daesh-held Syrian city of Raqqa.

In the video, Daesh reportedly accused the journalists Abdulkadir and Hamadi of "uniting with Crusaders against Daesh."

On Oct. 30, the bodies of the two journalists were found by their relatives in their apartment in Sanliurfa Province.

Sanliurfa, also known as Urfa, is a Turkish border province located about 80 kilometers east of the Euphrates River and about 160 kilometers away from the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Turkish police have determined that the two Syrian journalists were in their twenties and supporters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

Abdulkadir was also a member of the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) activist group, which is affiliated with the Syrian opposition to Bashar al Assad and has been publishing about atrocities committed by Daesh terrorists in Daesh-held areas in Syria.

Previously, one of the founders of RBSS, El Moutaz Bellah İbrahim had been kidnapped and killed by Daesh terrorists in May 2014.

Turkey’s fight against Daesh

Turkey’s efforts against Daesh inside the country continue. In recent days, a total of 6 six suspected Daesh terrorists were detained and one of them was arrested under a court order.

In Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir, one suspected Daesh terrorist was arrested over "attempting to abolish the constitutional order" while another was detained.

Last week, seven militants were killed by Turkish security forces in an armed clash during an anti-terror operation targeting addresses belong to Daesh members.

Two security officers also died in the clashes after which 17 suspects were detained and eight were arrested.

In another Turkish province, Bolu, four suspected Daesh terrorists were detained after a police raid targeted their addresses.

Unlicensed guns, two blank cartridge pistols, numerous bullets of different brands and sizes and also organisational documents were seized in the operation.

TRTWorld, AA