Ahlul Bayt News Agency – The IS Takfiri group has killed two more of its captives, a Chinese and a Norwegian national, as the terrorists continue their atrocities in the territories under their control in Syrian and Iraq.
The terror group published graphic photos of what appeared to be the bodies of Chinese hostage Fan Jinghui and Norwegian Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad in its English-language Dabiq magazine on Wednesday.
The two were killed two months after Daesh (IS, ISIS, ISIL) demanded a ransom for their release.
From what is seen in the photos, it seems that the hostages were shot to death.
The Chinese government has so far showed no reaction to the announcement while the office of the Norwegian prime minister said it could not confirm the death.
There are “published photos that indicate that the hostage Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad has been executed. We are trying to get it verified and will come back with further information,” the office’s spokeswoman Trude Maseide said.
It is not clear how, when and where the two men had been captured, but the last post on Grimsgaard-Ofstad’s Facebook page on January 24 shows that he had entered Idlib, Syria, on his way to Hama.
Grimsgaard-Ofstad, 48, was a graduate student in political philosophy from Porsgrunn, south of Oslo and 50-year-old Jinghui was a self-described “wanderer” from Beijing.
The Norwegian government had said it would not pay for Grimsgaard-Ofstad’s release, with Foreign Minister Borge Brende saying it was “out of the question for Norway to pay a ransom.”
The terrorists that control parts of Syria and Iraq have already decapitated some of their hostages including, American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig and released gruesome videos and pictures.