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A jihadi father who used his seven-year-old daughter as a suicide bomber has died.
Extremely disturbing footage emerged last week of Abu Nimr al Suri lecturing his two young girls, aged seven and nine, as they said goodbye to their parents.
The youngest girl, named Islam, died soon after when she remotely detonated a bomb in a police station in the Syrian capital of Damascus, the Daily Mail reports.
But just days later her father has also died, according to Russia Today’s Middle East correspondent Lizzie Phelan.
— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) December 25, 2016
She tweeted a photograph of Abu Nimr in his traditional death shroud, claiming that he had also been involved in the murder of Syrian actor Mohamed Rafea.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said gunmen opened fire on Abu Nimr, whose real name was Abdul Rahman Shaddad, in the Teshreen neighbourhood on the outskirts of Damascus.
In a notorious video, which went viral last week, Abu Nimr can be seen explaining to Islam and her sister, named as Fatima, how to carry out a successful suicide mission.
A short time later the seven-year-old girl entered the police station wearing a suicide belt – which was reportedly detonated by her handlers outside the building.
Three police officers were injured in the explosion, while observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said one woman was killed.
A police source told Al-Watan the little girl had appeared lost and asked to use the bathroom when the explosives went off.
Islam is one of 310,000 people who have died since Syria’s conflict broke out in 2011.