The IS group has executed Syrian poet Mohammed Bashir Al-Aany and his son Elias in Deir Ez-Zor eastern Syria after accusing them of infidelity, according to Syrian opposition media.
The Arab Writers Union condemned the news saying that executing Al-Any raises more concerns over the fate of the Syrian people and the fate of the writers who are a inseparable part of the Syrian nation.
The union said "regardless of any political stance Al-Any has taken in his life, he was an example of a human who refused to leave his land, insisting to stay close to the graveyard that has the remains of his beloved wife, holding on to every word he wrote in his three published poetry books."
Al-Any was kidnapped with his son early in 2016 by IS group militants and taken to an unknown place after refusing to leave his city saying that "even after what happened there is still a possibility to live in it."
The union called for a day for Arab Culture on 19 April where seminars and events will be held to expose IS group's thinking and all the other organisations that spread darkness and target culture and creativity.
Mohammed Bashir Al-Any is a member of the Arab Writers Union and he was born in 1960. He graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering and published his first poetry books in 1993 entitled Ramad ElSirra (The Ashes of a Biography.)