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Christian beheads ISIS fighter in Syria: monitor

The Christian fighter found the ISIS militant in a local village in the northeastern Hasakeh province

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Seeking to avenge the deaths of Christians killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a Christian fighter in Syria has beheaded an ISIS militant, a monitor said on Friday.

The Christian fighter found the ISIS militant in a local village in the northeastern Hasakeh province.

“He took him prisoner and when he found out he was a member of Isis, the Assyrian fighter beheaded him in revenge for abuses committed by the group in the region,” Rami Abdel Rahman, the UK-based head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in comments carried out by UK paper The Guardian.

The Christian was fighting alongside Kurdish forces who earlier this month drove ISIS out of more than a dozen Assyrian villages in the Hasakeh province.

In February, ISIS abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians from the province let go 19 of them weeks later.

Although not often known for military involvement, some members of Syria’s Christian minority have formed their own military brigades.