According to Reuters, al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria have killed Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, an Italian Jesuit priest who disappeared in the east of the country late last month. Reuters said the execution of Dall'Oglio had been reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Dall'Oglio, a vocal supporter of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and some Islamist rebel groups, had served for three decades at the Monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian, or Deir Mar Musa, before being expelled from the country in 2012. Since then he had returned to Syria at least twice. He disappeared in the rebel-held city of Raqqa on July 29.
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