Al-Qaeda rebels apologise for accidentally decapitating the wrong man

Grisly mistake: Mohammed Fares, left, was decapitated by mistake
Grisly mistake: Mohammed Fares, left, was decapitated by mistake

A group of Islamic extremists has apologised after decapitating and publicly displaying the wrong man’s head.

During a speech in Aleppo, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) – a jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria – held up the decapitated head of a victim they described as a militia leader fighting for President Assad.

But when a video of the display was posted online, other rebels recognised the bearded individual as belonging to a fellow Islamist.

A spokesman for ISIS confirmed to the Daily Telegraph that the man was, in fact, Mohammed Fares, a soldier in the ahrar al-sham faction of Sunni Islamists.

It is believed Mr Fares may have been injured in a battle with a Shia group and later ended up being decapitated by ISIS during a misunderstanding.

The ISIS spokesman Omar al-Qahtani told the newspaper the rebels asked for “understanding and forgiveness”.

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Posted on November 15, 2013, in General. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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