Nov 14 2013
Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) have publicly displayed what they claim was the decapitated head of an Iraqi Shiite pro-regime militiaman. They were wrong.
Daily Star (h/t Kevin C) Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that while ISIS militants were responsible for the grisly incident, they had in fact killed an anti-regime rebel from an Islamist militia. Pro-opposition sources claimed that he was from the Ahrar al-Sham network of rebels, and had in fact been wounded in battle. One Salafist commentator maintained that his head remained in the possession of ISIS.