BEIRUT, Lebanon — Members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured when militants seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month. A video of the beheading was posted on social media sites on Saturday.
The soldier, recognizable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni Muslim from northern Lebanon, was shown blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back, writhing and kicking the dusty ground as a militant announced that he would be killed. Another militant then beheaded him.
The Lebanese Army declined to comment, but security officials and members of ISIS confirmed the beheading.
Hours later, the group posted a second video showing nine other soldiers begging for their lives — urging their families to stage street protests to demand that Lebanese officials release Islamist prisoners, so the soldiers would not be killed. READ THE REST HERE
Reports of a Lebanese soldier being beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sparked protest in the northern areas of Lebanon on Thursday, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
On Thursday, ISIS militant Abu Musab Hafid al-Baghdadi wrote on his Twitter account: “With Gold’s help, a member of the crusader [Lebanese] army was beheaded. An official statement will be made soon.”
Meanwhile, in the Sinai Peninsula, where the U.S. led “Multinational Force & Observers (MFO)” charged with peacekeeping responsibilities in the Sinai are stationed, there were more beheadings by the Al Qaeda offshoot “Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis “.
Ansar Jerusalem, (also known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis), has released a video displaying the graphic beheadings of four Egyptian civilians the group accused of being “spies” for Israel. According to Ansar Jerusalem, Israel has supposedly killed the group’s members in cross-border drone strikes launched in the Sinai, including an alleged bombing on July 23. Egyptian government officials have denied Israeli involvement.
The video was first released on Ansar Jerusalem’s official Twitter feed, which has since been taken down.
At the beginning of the video, a masked terrorist is shown reading a statement while standing behind the four civilians, who are kneeling and blindfolded. The video then cuts to images of slain Ansar Jerusalem members and a photo of a burned vehicle, which the group says was struck by an Israeli missile. READ THE REST HERE