Two British brothers are killed while fighting in Syria's civil war
Updated: A few concerned Eritreans have requested Madote.com to delete this article because it may give the wrongful impression that such issues are prevalent among Eritreans. While it's true that terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism is almost unheard of in Eritrea and within the Eritrean communities in the diaspora, it does need to be noted that Islamic extremists in the UK are targeting minorities of African descent to fight for their terrorist causes. This piece is a reminder to the Eritrean communities in the diaspora, particularly those in the UK, to stay vigilant against these Wahhabi extremists.
A picture showing what appears to be two British brothers of Eritrean origins was released yesterday by Charles Lister, an analyst working for the London-based Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre.
The brothers, who have been identified as being Mohammed Sabah and Akram Sabah, were killed on September 15 in Hasakah, Syria, during an intense battle with PKK (Kurdish) rebels.
Born and raised in the UK, Mohammed and Akram, who went by the nom de guerre "Abu Abdur Rahman Al Eritri" and "Abu Usamah Al Eritri" in Syria, were radicalized in British mosques by Wahhabi clerics before heading for Syria.
Once in Syria, the brothers were separated among two of the largest terrorist groups: Jebhat Al Nusra, a predominantly Syrian extremist group, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (Syria), a militant group comprised of mostly foreign fighters.
While the circumstances leading to their deaths isn't entirely clear, one insurgent, who styles himself as battalion commander from the Jebhat Al Nusra front, did tweet a graphic image of what he claims are the deceased bodies of the brothers in mid-September.
Syria, a country once known for its peaceful coexistence of religious groups, is facing a vicious sectarian war in which Saudi-backed Takfiri militant groups are attempting to create a strict Islamic caliphate.
Despite tens of thousands of foreign jihadist flooding into Syria, the Syrian army has gained the upper hand of late; managing to push back the Takfiri militants out of key areas, including Qusayr, Safira, Maaloula and nearly all of Homs.
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