In Broad Daylight: ISIS Cells Assassinate Prominent Tribal Leader In Raqqa

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In Broad Daylight: ISIS Cells Assassinate Prominent Tribal Leader In Raqqa

Sheikh Basheer Faisal al-Huwaidi

On November 2, Sheikh Basheer Faisal al-Huwaidi, a leader of al-Afdalah tribe and a member of the Raqqa Civil Council, was assassinated in broad daylight in the western part of the city of Raqqa, which is controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

ISIS claimed responsibility for the assassination and said in a statement released by the Amaq news agency that one of its elements had killed al-Huwaidi with a suppressed gun.

“We warn everyone who helped the apostates and was a supporter of them, the soldiers of the Caliphate are in the lookout for you, and you will be killed sooner or later, God willing,” ISIS said.

The Raqqa Civil Council, which is affiliated with the SDF, condemned the assassination of al-Huwaidi and called on local and tribal figures to warn from these attempts to disturb the peace in governorate of Raqqa.

“With great sadness and sorrow, we received the news of the assassination of Sheikh Bashir Faisal al-Huwaidi … He had a positive and active role in the life and the progress of the council,” the Raqqa Civil Council said in an official statement published by the Kurdish Hawar News Agency.

Local observers have repeatedly warned that the lack of proper security measures in the SDF-held areas will allow ISIS cells to carry out more significant attacks there. However, the US-backed group is yet to take any serious steps to counter these cells. One of the reasons is tensions between the Kurdish-dominated group and the local Arab population.

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  • rmc9

    Straight to Arab hell…sad.

  • Merijn

    “We warn everyone who helped the apostates and was a supporter of them, the soldiers of the Caliphate are in the lookout for you, and you will be killed sooner or later, God willing,” ISIS said…

    Hey U.S…. didn’t you like Sheikh Basheer Faisal al-Huwaidi…? He probably knew too much or did not listen very well…so that the U.S. had him Eliminated by their ISIS-Hit-Squad….isn’t that nice U.S. to have your Mercenaries doin’ your Dirty Jobs..?

    • Garga

      Those scum!
      They want every man on the planet suffer the consequences of not helping their prostates. Baaad things happen,baaaaad… ;)

      I agree, I think perhaps this guy had a change of mind. It’s a tribe leader (or elder)’s duty to protect his tribe and with the weakness of SDF and un-trustworthiness of the US, also the way Kurds treat Arabs, forceful recruitment and unpleasant changes in school curriculum and whatnot, in the wake of Turkey’s attack perhaps they decided it’s best to rejoin Syria again. When an important tribe changes affiliation it bears considerable weight. We should watch his tribe’s reaction the following days.

      This terror shows how security sucks in the SDF occupied area. They even can’t afford securing the most important city under their troops. Idiots even threaten the government.

      • Merijn

        Turkey is an important ace at the moment…though many in here always were Angry at Turkey… I never really was…they are the Trickster & the Dubbel-Agent in this War… and on the side of Russia… the Khashoggi-Affair was a set-up to drive a Wedge between the U.S. & Mohammed Ben Shlomo and force him in the Arms of Russia… thus the U.S. became Angry and now wants to Dump MbS…. And even want a Cease Fire in Yemen….Ben Shlomo became a Loose Cannon & the U.S. doesn’t want to be dragged into the Abyss together with’m Wahhabis…But it is already too late… they Lost Morally, Ethically & Literally…

      • Brother Ma

        Let us not forget how these American-paraised Kurds have shut down and banned Christian churches and schools. It seems Americans only care when the Christians have surnames like Brunson.

    • Whowhatwhere

      apostates

      • Merijn

        Oh yeah you’re right…my bad…

    • Harvey Swinestein

      One of the funniest I have ever seen. Couldn’t stop laughing . .lol

  • Thunder

    i feel the american military r helping these…new isis cell groups,the americans went in there acting like helpers nono they went in to help with the occultist overthrow of Syria no fckn dice mattis and trump!!

  • Thunder

    oh and hey NEW isis if u hurt the children or civs again like your last dead comrades then it will then be the very last of your movement around the world for all your kind will be hunted worldwide and executed like what happened in mosul!!but by all people around u in ever area of the planet u r moving on,on behalf of the synagoug of satan attempt to take over the world

  • H Eccles

    In Broad Daylight: ISIS Cells Assassinate Prominent Tribal Leader In Raqqa

    yeah.. that must be the Mossad training kicking in..

  • iosongasingsing

    They murdered him because he wanted peace from the Arab with the Syrian brothers. The US criminals are false hypocrites, as well as the instigators of the murder.

  • John

    pffffffft, what now Batman?

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Not much info on this guy but from what I could find out he was more inclined to be pro US.
    Isis is renowned for killing figures that take on any of the administorial positions that Isis once controlled in any of the areas they’ve been forced to leave, it’s a well know fear tactic they use very often, this may be just what Isis stated it is, one of those operations.
    Who would Isis prefer to be in control of this area, the US and the Kurds, the Turks and the US, Assad and Russia, or Assad Russia and the Kurds, which of all these alliances would Isis prefer to deal with later on if they were to try and retake the territory.
    Depending on what we find out about this guys past and present stances on a variety of different things, we won’t know which group other than Isis would have been most advantaged by his assassination, hopefully we get some follow up articles that elaborate a little more about his political leanings, both past and present. I’d like to know.