This video from Syria, in Arabic, says about itself:
Wake up Call: Frans van der Lugt s.j./S.O.S.from Homs
January 27th 2014
Jesuit Father Frans Van Der Lugt does an emergency call from his church in Homs.
That day was [supposed] to enable and agree to Red Cross aid to women and children to leave the city. That didn’t seem to be fulfilled.
The last contact of the father with the home front would have been a week before Jan. 27. The date of the recording is not exactly known.
He talks about hunger and that it is the case that adults find street food for their children, he says: it may not be true that the world does nothing. We want to live!
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Dutch priest killed in Syria
Update: Monday 7 May 2014, 13:37
Dutch Father Frans van der Lugt (75) was shot dead this morning in the Syrian city of Homs. The order of Jesuits [Van der Lugt’s order] said he was dragged away from his home by armed men. They have beaten him and then shot him in the head.
Van der Lugt gave several interviews in recent months, in which he said he was determined to stay in the country. He was concerned about the dire situation in the country and said that people needed urgent help.
The father lived for nearly 50 years in a monastery in Homs, where he housed people with disabilities.
This NOS TV Internet item does not mention, though the NOS TV news broadcast did, that a NOS correspondent said that Van der Lugt’s murderers may have been either pro-government or pro-opposition fighters in the Syrian civil war. The correspondent thought they were probably on the opposition side.
UPDATE: according to Dutch daily De Telegraaf, Van der Lugt’s murderers were members of the Al-Nusra Front, an armed opposition group, linked to Al-Qaeda.
Van der Lugt wrote critically abou the armed opposition.
United States weapons for Syrian opposition: here.