Activists: Kidnapped Syrian MP executed by jihadists in Deir Ezzor
A Syrian lawmaker kidnapped by rebel jihadist and extremist fighters earlier this year was executed last week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday.
A parliamentary source in Damascus speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed to the Observatory that Mujhem Al Sahu from Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria was executed, Agence France Presse reported. The Damascus source did not specify who was responsible for Al Sahu's death, but noted that the MP was killed in Deir Ezzor.
In October, the Britain-based Observatory reported that another Syrian lawmaker, Mohanna Faisal Al Fayyad, had been kidnapped by Islamist and jihadist opposition fighters, according to AFP.
The monitoring group, who use a network of professionals and activists on the ground in Syria to obtain their information, reported that Ahrar Al Sham rebel fighters and jihadists from the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) abducted Fayyad on October 27, AFP said.
Fayyad was kidnapped after two intense days of clashes between members of his pro-Syrian president Bashar Assad tribe and rebel groups, according to AFP.