In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus famously said to Peter ‘those who live by the sword die by the sword.’ In a case of such justice, an evil ISIS executions who performed of 100 beheading has himself become the next victim, as he was found viciously stabbed to death:
The Islamic State’s chief executioner who carried out the beheadings over 100 people throughout his gruesome career in jihad has become the hunted.
Mostly known by his nom-de-guerre Abu Sayyaf, the IS executioner was reported dead on Sunday after he was attacked by a group of unknown men in their Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.
“He was found dead in the Dawassah District, west of Mosul city, in Nineveh Governorate on Sunday evening,” local media activist Abdullah al-Mallah told the Kurdish news outlet ARA News.
Sayyaf was known for having a wide-body, large frame and daunting figure, especially when he stood overtop of his kneeling victims preparing to sever their heads off with a machete.
“Abu Sayyaf was one of the scariest executioners in Nineveh,” Iraqi journalist Muhammad Yawar told ARA News. “He was known for his huge body and heavy arms. He was one of the renowned faces in the ISIS propaganda videos.”
“Abu Sayyaf was a reflection of the brutality of this terrorist group,” Yawar added.
Al-Mallah explained that IS’ Hisba police force was not able capture or identify the assailants involved in Sayyaf’s murder.
It is not immediately clear how Sayyaf was murdered, as there are conflicting reports that suggest two different causes of death.
Iraqi News reports that Sayyaf, who used to dump all of the decapitated heads of his victims in the same pit in the al-Khasafa region, was stabbed to death.
“An unknown armed group killed on Sunday the Islamic State’s most famous decapitator, the so-nicknamed ‘Abu Sayyaf,'” Iraqi News quoted an unnamed security source as telling the Iraqi satellite media outlet Alsumaria. “The armed group ambushed him at al-Dawasa region, in the western side of the city, and stabbed him several times. He died immediately.”
However, the ARA News report suggests that Sayyaf was shot to death by gunmen.
The discovery of Sayyaf’s body comes just two days after another known IS executioner was killed.
Abu Abdel Rahman, an IS commander from Saudi Arabia who is known for carrying out the capital punishment of women accused of breaking IS’ strict version of Sharia law in Mosul, was shot and killed last Friday. (source)