ISIS Claims Responsibility For Killing 2 Armenian Priests in Syria.

The Islamic State (ISIS) on Monday claimed responsibility for the gunning down of an Armenian Catholic Priest and his father in the northeast Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, just hours after the shooting took place, Rudaw reports.

ISIS claimed Monday afternoon via its Telegram channels to have killed “two Christian priests” in al-Zir village, in the al-Busayrah sub-district of Deir ez-Zor.

Father Hovsep Bedoyan, Pastor of the Armenian Catholic community of Qamishli, was killed by terrorists in Deir el-Zor this morning, Kantsasar reports.
The Rev. Hovsep Bedoyan and his father Hanna Bedoyan headed for Deir el-Zor this morning to inspect the state of the Armenian catholic church in the city.

The two were shot dead by an unidentified gunmen, as their car came under attack on the way to Deir el-Zor. Deacon Fati Sano of the Al-Hasakeh church, was wounded in the attack.

H/T Public Radio of Armenia

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