June 10, 2013

Feel Good Story of the Day
Belgian Jihadi Dies in Syria
Brother Arrested

Daily Star:

A young Belgian man has been killed in Syria while fighting for an Islamist group and his brother was arrested on his return home from the war-stricken country, newspapers said Monday.

Belgian authorities and Islamic groups have become increasingly concerned about a growing number of young men leaving to fight in Syria against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, some of whom are suspected of war crimes.

Tarik Taketloune, 20, a car mechanic from Vilvorde, a suburb of Brussels, was shot in the head and killed on Friday as he slept in a house near Aleppo, the Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsbald said, quoting his father.

The bestest part is.
He may have been shot by a fellow fighter after saying he wanted to go home, his father said.

The house was occupied by members of Sharia4Belgium, an Islamist group which has sent several young men to fight in Syria. Sharia4Belgium has formed its own brigade which is under the command of the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra front.

Taketloune's older brother Elias, 23, was arrested on his return to Belgium on June 3 and has been detained on suspicion of terrorist activities, their father said.

By Howie at 12:15 PM | Comments |