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Four Syrian footballers slaughtered by ISIS

671   //    13 Jul 2016, 11:03 IST
Another shameful incident by the ISIS rocks the world 

Four footballers were beheaded by ISIS militants on the grounds that the sport was anti-Islamic. The extremist Islamic group banned organised sports like Football since they took over Raqqa in Syria two years ago. Al-Shabab was a pretty popular club in Syria which attracted huge crowds during their matches. But, last day all they saw were their heroes being slaughtered by ISIS militants, because they were accused of spying for the Kurdish YPG. It was also learnt that a fifth man was also killed.

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As per the reporters of The Mirror, the players were Osama Abu Kuwait, Ihsan Al Shuwaikh, Nehad Al Hussein and Ahmed Ahawakh. Photographs of the treacherous execution along with three players getting geared up for a game a few days back were posted in tweets by a protest group, Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently.

Previously, ISIS killed 13 teenagers for watching the Asian Cup Football match between Iraq and Jordan. They had been caught watching the particular match on television in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is controlled by the ISIS.

The victims, who played for popular team Al-Shabab, were beheaded in front of a crowd of children in Raqqa after they were accused of spying for the Kurdish YPG.  (PIC: The Mirror)

The ISIS attacked Paris in November, last year. The attack affected the people present in Saint Denis, when three suicide bombers attacking near Stade De France where a match between France and Germany was being played. French President Francois Hollande was present at the Stadium. During the half-time, Hollande along with German foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier evacuated the stadium. The German national team was asked to stay at the stadium as there had been a threat of an explosion at their hotels. The German team along with the French team spent the night in the stadium on mattresses.

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The spectators were kept in the Stadium till the game was over as per the Presidents’ order. Hollande felt that abandoning the match immediately may be unsafe for the people when they go out. As the game ended, the people were bought in the field, until the security as police monitored the all the exits around the venue.

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