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‘State of Sinai’ claims execution of Croatian hostage Tomislav Salopek

Photo circulating the internet shows Salopek next to “Islamic State” flag

Extremist militant group “State of Sinai” claimed the execution of Croatian hostage Tomislav Salopek, as images of his decapitated body, circulated by the group’s affiliates and alleged followers, went viral Wednesday on social media.

The photo shows the mutilated body lying in the desert with in the background the flag of “Islamic State” (IS), to which the North Sinai group pledged allegiance.

A caption to the photo reads “the killing of the Croatian hostage, whose country is fighting the Islamic State, after the passing of the ultimatum and after his country and the Egyptian government abandoned him”.

Salopek was shown in a short video by the group wearing an orange prisoner’s jumpsuit, usually given to captives by groups affiliated to IS. Next to him was a militant in combat clothes with a knife in hand.

In a message addressed to the Egyptian government, the video featured Salopek saying he works for Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG), a French-based company that provides geophysical services to oil and gas companies.

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received last Friday Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic, to follow-up on efforts to release Salopek.

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  • AdamNeira


    May he be at rest in heaven right now. One day his children will understand how much of a good father he was. He was only in Egypt to earn a living and to help the country develop with an engineering project. To be snatched like he was in the middle of Cairo on the morning of Wed. 22nd July 2015 is a terrible thing. He did not deserve to die the way he did. Prayers for his wife Natasha.

    The Islamic State continues to play hard ball. They have just made another country an enemy. There are many very smart and tough men in Croatia who will, if given the chance, fight to the death to avenge this murder and/or to defend their homeland and their wives and children from an extremist threat. Many people also forget that Croatia is actually on very good terms with their Muslim majority neighbour Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    A number of sefirotic modalities must be employed to deal with ISIL…

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