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Syria: Rebels behead catholic priest in Gassanieh

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DAMASCUS, Syria - A Catholic group posted a hideous video showing Syrian rebels beheading three monks. The video was uploaded on Monday. It allegedly shows the murderers chopping off the head of Franciscan Father Francois Murad whose death was confirmed by the Vatican last week.

According to the Daily Mail, the Catholic monk was killed in Gassanieh, nothern Syria, on June 23. Father Murad was staying in a monastery when rebels linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra attacked it. They captured the monk and two others and then beheaded them.

Website Catholic Online says the men who carried out the beheading spoke Arabic with “a broken accent.” A spokesman for the Vatican hasn’t confirmed whether the video that surfaced is the monk’s execution.

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