The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the assassination of Hoseib Beidoyan, a pastor in the Armenian Catholic Church, and his father Abraham Hanna Beidoyan, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
On Monday, 11 November, ISIS’s official media outlet, Amaq, published a statement claiming that ISIS fighters opened fire on Beidoyan’s car and killed them in the village of al-Zer in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
The Euphrates Post, a local network, posted a video shortly after their death showing that the car has a significant damage in the front seats with bloodstains and bullet holes. The attack took place as the two priests were travelling from the city of Qamishli to Deir Ezzor for restoration works at the Armenian Catholic Church in the city.
ISIS operates in the eastern Euphrates region through a network of unconnected cells. These cells carry out assassinations targeting military, civilian and administrative figures. ISIS claims these bombings and security operations through its official media.
Source: Enab Baladi.