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Published On: Sun, Apr 7th, 2013

Syrian rebels capture pro-Assad cleric, Sheikh Hassan Seifeddin, behead man and parade body

Syrian rebel forces killed a pro-regime Sunni cleric in the city of Aleppo, beheaded the man, and then dragged his body through the streets, a watchdog group said on Saturday.

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Sheikh Hassan Seifeddin, Imam of a mosque in the northern Aleppo neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsud, “was killed overnight Friday by rebel fighters in the east of the area and his body was dragged through the streets,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syrian state news agency SANA reported that Seifeddin was “assassinated by terrorists who mutilated his body afterwards,” while official television station Al-Ikhbariya said he had been “slaughtered” and beheaded.

“The ulema [clerics] of Aleppo denounce this despicable crime committed by the enemies of humanity who assassinated Sheikh Hassan Seifeddin and laid his head on the minaret of Al-Hassan mosque in Sheikh Maqsud,” the station reported.

The death toll continues to rise with both sides allegedly capturing and killing the opposition.

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    […] Syrian rebels behead cleric and ‘parade’ body – report here […]

  2. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    RECENTLY, I HAVE WATCHED SEVERAL VIDEO CLIPS OF BEHEADINGS WHICH TOOK PLACE DURING THIS DECADE IN LATIN AMERICA. THESE HISPANICS UTILIZED DULL KNIVES (WHICH TOOK FOREVER) AND FINALLY, A LONG BUSH-BLADE TO FINISH THE PROCEDURE. I ASSUME THE SAME METHOD IS UTILIZED IN THE MIDDLE-EAST. IN THIS AGE OF TECHNOLOGY, ONE WOULD ASSUME MIDDLE-EASTERNERS PREFER A MORE EFFICIENT DEVICE LIKE, THE GUILLOTINE.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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    […] say that the US are arming a force nearly as bad as the Assad regime. Video and reports of beheadings and horrible human rights violations are fueling the criticisms. One of the more recent reports […]

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