Tunisia group claims beheading of teen shepherd for Islamic State

The killing of Mabrouk Soltani by Tunisian arm of the Islamic State sparked anger in the poor country.

Tunisia group claims beheading of teen shepherd for Islamic State

Tunis: A jihadist group claimed the beheading of a young Tunisian shepherd on behalf of Islamic State, accusing him of having informed the army about their movements in the central province of Sidi Bouzid, in a video posted on the Internet Sunday.

The killing of 16-year-old Mabrouk Soltani on November 13 sparked anger in Tunisia. His killers ordered a 14-year-old who was working with him to bring the victim's head wrapped in plastic to his family.

The video, the authenticity of which could not be confirmed, claimed the young shepherd gave information on "the soldiers of the Islamic State" to the Tunisian army.

"This is the fate of all those in the ranks of the tyrants of Tunisia against Jund al-Khilafa (the soldiers of the caliphate)," the video said, written in Arabic.

Jund al-Khilafa is the Tunisian branch of IS.

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