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Iran-backed Shia terrorist groups exhume shrine of Caliph Omar bin Abdulaziz in Syria

Idlib: Iran-backed terrorist groups have ransacked a shrine in Syria believed to be of Caliph Omar bin Abdulaziz in northwestern Idlib province and escaped with the remains buried inside.

Video footage published by Pro-Assad regime pages on social media Tuesday showed terrorist groups exhuming the grave in the town of Deir Sharqi near Maarat al-Numan city.


Another video showed the graves including Omar bin Abdulaziz wife Fatima and his servant was opened and emptied. No information was available about where the remains buried inside were moved.

In January, Pro-Assad forces and Iranian-backed Shia terrorist groups burnt and desecrated the graves when they took control of the town. By Tuesday 26th May, it appears the bodies had been exhumed and the remains of their bodies taken away.

Several Shia scholars including Ayatollah Khorasani held a view that if a person is buried on usurped land, they must be removed. Khorasani recently said, “It is the obligation of every Muslim to dig up the graves of Abu Bakr and Omar (bin al-Khattab) and exhume what remains of their corpses”.

Omar bin Abdulaziz was the eighth Umayyad caliph and a great-grandson of Omar bin al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph and a companion of Prophet Muhammad.


Omar bin Abdulaziz was named the fifth righteous caliph of Islam for his adherence to justice during his rule of two years and five months.

It is noteworthy that, since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution, in March 2011, the Assad regime and the Iranian backed terrorist groups, have been targeting and destroying mosques by bombing, burning and sabotaging the shrines and graves of the Companions and Caliphs, in the areas they control, as well as burning and vandalizing historical facilities.

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