According to Christian Aid Mission, a humanitarian group which assists indigenous Christian workers in their native countries, the horrific murders took place on August 28 in an unnamed village outside Aleppo, Syria.
"In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam," Christian Aid worker said...
"When the team leader refused, relatives said, the ISIS militants also tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers. The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion."
They were killed for refusing to return to islam after embracing Christianity, as were the other eight aid workers, including two women, according to Christian Aid. The eight were taken to a separate site in the village and asked if they would return to islam. However, after they refused to renounce Christ, the women, ages 29 and 33, were brutally gang raped openly before the crowd. All were summoned at gun point to watch. Afterwards, all eight were beheaded.
They prayed as they knelt before the islamic State militants, according to the ministry leader Christian Aid assists, who spoke with relatives and villagers while visiting the site.
"Villagers said some were praying in the name of Jesus, others said some were praying the Lord's Prayer, and others said some of them lifted their heads to commend their spirits to Jesus," the ministry director told Christian Aid.
"One of the women looked up and seemed to be almost smiling as she said...
'Jesus, I love you my Lord!'"
In a manner reflective of Christ's crucifixion, the bodies of those killed were then hung on crudely fashioned crosses for mock display.