Syrian Man Who Filmed Daughters Before Sending Them on Suicide Mission Killed in Damascus

By Arkadev Ghoshal, International Business Times:
Abu Nimr, alias Abdurrahman Shadad, has been killed in Damascus just weeks after he filmed his daughters talking to him about how they would be part of a suicide bombing. The video had drawn condemnation from all quarters. It showed the man talking to two girls — the older of whom was not even in her preteens — about the attack.

Syrian news agency SANA reported that the older girl, who was barely 10 years old, blew herself up at a police station in Damascus. The video emerged after the incident, in which Abu Nimr — identified as an al-Qaeda operative — is shown asking his daughter: “You want to surrender so that you’re raped and killed by the infidels? You want to kill them, no? We’re a glorious religion, not a religion of humiliation, isn’t that so darling?”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has reported, quoting sources, that the man — whom it identified as Abo al-Nimer al-Sory — was killed after being shot and injured by “unknown militiament” in the Tishren neighbourhood in Damascus…

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