According to a report published in The Telegraph in the UK, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), one of whom held a knife, displayed a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo in the West Asian nation ravaged by civil war. They proudly announced that the man they executed belonged to a Iraqi Shia outfit fighting for President Bashar al-Assad, accused of running a tyrannical show.
But later it was learnt from a video that the head belonged to Mohammed Fares, a member of Ahrar al-Sham, a rebel group that fights along with the ISIS though it does not follow the ideology of the al-Qaeda, the report said.
Sources in the ISIS admitted that the executed man was Fares, an Ahrar commander who went reportedly missing some days ago. Though the goof-up could not be independently confirmed, but an earlier video of Fares's speech showed that he had a similarity with the severed head.