A 26-year-old Christian man has been bludgeoned to death by Islamist rebels in a Syrian city under their control.
Ninar Odisho was killed in al-Thawrah on 21 September. He had gone there with two Muslim friends to safeguard his family’s house and property.
They were approached by rebel fighters who questioned them at gun point; the two friends were released when the rebels found out that they were Muslims.
Most Christians were driven out of the city after it was captured by the al-Nusra Front. The militants confiscated their homes and possessions, and threatened them with death if they did not comply with Islamic laws.