Syrian video shows Catholic priest beheaded by militants

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 17:52

Damascus: A video has been released on the internet that shows a Catholic priest and two other people being beheaded by Islamist militants in Syria.

However, the country`s main opposition group has claimed the video was made by the Syrian government to discredit the rebels.
Damascus: A video has been released on the internet that shows a Catholic priest and two other people being beheaded by Islamist militants in Syria.

However, the country`s main opposition group has claimed the video was made by the Syrian government to discredit the rebels.
The video shows a number of masked gunmen gather around the victims before cutting their throats and slowly severing their heads and holding them up to the camera, which then pans to the bodies lying in a pool of blood.

The Syrian Center for Documentation said the gunmen in the video were members of the al Qaeda associated al-Nusra Front, and that they were foreigners.

"They speak Arabic with a broken accent, saying that through this act, they are applying the law of God on earth," the website said.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 17:52

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