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ISIS’ Egypt branch executes 100-year-old cleric

Abu Haraz, considered one of the symbolic Sufi clerics and elders of the Sinai Peninsula, was taken by the group from in front of his house in Arish city. (Supplied)

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis – ISIS-affiliated extremist group in Egypt – has released images purporting to show the execution of a 100-year-old man.

The group, who rebranded as ISIS-Sinai when they pledged allegiance to the extremist group holding swathes of Iraq and Syria, killed Sheikh Sulaiman Abu Haraz after kidnapping him earlier.

Abu Haraz, considered one of the symbolic Sufi clerics and elders of the Sinai Peninsula, was taken by the group from in front of his house in Arish city under gun point.

ISIS-Sinai accused the elderly sheikh of “practicing witchcraft”.

*This article also appears on AlArabiya.net.

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Last Update: Saturday, 19 November 2016 KSA 20:39 - GMT 17:39
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