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IS kills Syrian poet, son for apostasy


Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) has executed a poet and his son on accusations of apostasy in Syria’s Deir al-Zour province.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the extremist organisation arrested the poet Mohamed Bashir al-Ani and his son in the village of al-Tabani, Efe news reported.

Syrian daily Enab Baladi said that al-Ani, born in 1960, was one of the most important poets of the province, with three collections of poetry published.

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