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An ISIL jihadist executed his own mother after the extremist group told him she was a non-believer, activists say.
According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the Syrian conflict, the 20-year-old fighter killed his mother with an assault rifle in front of a large gathering in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
Abu Mohammed, a member of a Raqqa-based known as Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, also reported Thursday's killing on his Twitter account. Mohammed identified the jihadist as Ali Saqr al-Qasem. The militant's mother, Leena, was 35, Mohammed said.