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Elderly Man Beheaded By ISIS For Witchcraft

| by Arthur Kogan
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An elderly man in Syria has been executed by ISIS militants on a charge of witchcraft, the latest brutal public execution by the terrorist group.

ISIS-affiliated media released pictures of the execution of the unnamed man who allegedly “invoked magic,” though exact details of his crime that resulted in a public beheading are unknown.

These brutal executions by ISIS have become common as this execution occurred just several days after ISIS threw a man off of a seven-story building for having a “homosexual affair.”

Despite many politicians criticizing the Obama administration for not making sufficient progress in terms of eliminating the threat of ISIS in the Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry feels otherwise.

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“The coalition is strong, more committed than ever,” Kerry said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” "We are on the road to (winning the battle against ISIS). I think the evidence is not in my saying it. But it's in the facts of what is happening.

“The resounding reaffirmations of commitment throughout the Arab world have been heartening and strong,” Kerry added, explaining that “22% of the populated areas that they held have been taken back already. And that's without launching what we would call a major offensive.”

The United States is not alone in trying to slow down ISIS. The head of Jordan’s air force, Major General Mansour al-Jabour, has launched an air assault on ISIS resulting in over 50 bombings in the last three days. These bombings have been in response to the video ISIS released which showed a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage.

According to al-Jabour, ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is frightened by the recent bombings in Syria.

"He is frightened by what we did in the last three days," al-Jabour told NBC News on Sunday. "We will not hesitate (to kill al-Baghdadi). He is going to be on top of our list.

"We decided to get revenge for all the Jordanians," al-Jabour added. "We have proclaimed this the 'Muath Air Campaign.'"

The U.S., along with other Arab allies, have been consistently bombing ISIS forces in Syria since September 2014 and are working towards locating the whereabouts of al-Baghdadi, who has not been seen since July 2014.

"[ISIS leadership] always hide and they are always on the move but we have assets always in the air for an opportunity to target al-Baghdadi and his gang," al-Jabour stated. "If [al-Baghdadi] is not frightened, let him show himself to us and he'll see what we can do against him."

Sources: Daily Mail, NY Daily News, NBC News    Photo Source: Screenshots via Daily Mail