An Islamic State member reportedly executed his own mother in front of hundreds of people in Raqqa on Thursday.
Twenty-year-old Ali Saqr killed his mother 45-year-old Leena Al-Qasem in front of the post office where she worked after she tried to persuade him to abandon the caliphate and run away with her, reports Newsweek. (RELATED: Iraqi Refugee Charged With Planning ISIS-Inspired Attack)
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (U.K.), Al-Qasem tried to tell her son that the U.S. led coalition — currently launching airstrikes against ISIS troops — “will kill all members of the organization.”
SOHR additionally stated it is unclear if Saqr carried out the execution under caliphate orders or of his own accord. (RELATED: Will Congress Finally Declare War On ISIS?)