Alwaght- China has confirmed that ISIS terrorist group has executed its national, vowing to bring the perpetrators “to justice”, Chinese Foreign Ministry announced.
Fan Jinghui, Chinese national had been previously identified by the terrorists as a 50-year-old freelance consultant from Beijing, RT reported.
The man was apparently featured in the terrorist group’s magazine back in September, where he was mockingly put up for “sale” along with a Norwegian hostage. Both China and Norway refused to pay the ransom that the terrorists had demanded. Beijing is now saying that it had attempted to rescue the “cruelly murdered” Chinese national.
“The Chinese government strongly condemns this savage act devoid of humanity and will certainly bring the criminals to justice,” the country’s ministry said, adding
“The Chinese government will resolutely oppose all forms of terrorism, and resolutely strike at any violent terrorist criminal activities that defy the bottom lines of human culture,” it added.
Earlier on Wednesday, ISIS’s English-language propaganda magazine, Dabiqm, published pictures of both Fan and the Norwegian hostage, Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad. The men appeared to have been executed by gunshot wounds to the head.
Norway said that it had no grounds to doubt the authenticity of the photos, but was still verifying the claim.
Late on November, Lebanon-based almasdarnews.com cited a senior officer in the Syrian Arab Army as saying that the Chinese military personnel are expected to arrive at Syria’s Tartous’ ports.
It seems that China’s non-interference policy in the age of the rise of ISIS is taking an unexpected turn.
China is deeply concerned over some extremist groups’ activities in its Muslim-populated regions. Extremists affected by the ideology of terrorism, particularly, in the Northwestern province of Xinjiang have alarmed Chinese authorities. The expansion of ISIS in the West Asia may be seen as a catalyst for extremist attempts to establish their so-called caliphate on Chinese territory. To add to that, many Chinese nationals have entered Syria in the past five years to fight alongside extremist groups against the government of President Bashar Assad.