ISIL Executes Abducted Syrian Archbishop

BEIRUT- The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in a statement announced on Wednesday that it has executed Syrian Archbishop Paulo Daloliyu who was believed to be in their custody in Raqqa province since July 29, 2013.

“Paulo Daloliyu was executed two hours after being abducted and incarcerated by the ISIL in Raqqa governor-general’s office on July 29, 2013,” the Syrian Society for Defending Human Rights quoted the ISIL as saying in its statement.

Also in the past 24 hours, some Syrian opposition groups and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in a video reported the formation of a coalition known as Mujahideen Consultative Assembly in Eastern Syria and said the reason for that is to expel ISIL from that region.

Meantime, Syria declared Charge d’affaires of the Jordanian embassy in Damascus a persona non grata, in response to a similar move by Jordan.

Earlier on Monday, Jordan declared that it considers Syria’s ambassador in Amman a persona non grata.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry described Jordan’s decision as “reprehensible and unjustifiable,” saying it does not reflect the deep fraternal relations between the Syrian and Jordanian people.

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