Islamic State (ISIS) releases chilling new video of Kurdish Peshmerga troops in orange jumpsuits being interviewed as a prelude to their executions

In the latest propaganda video from Islamic State, 21 hostages are paraded in cages through the packed streets of Iraq to cheers and jeers. But in a cruel twist, the orange jumpsuit-clad prisoners are interviewed by their captors – ahead of their presumably grim fate.

UK Daily Mail  The nine-minute video (See ISIS full video HERE) allegedly shows 21 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, who are paraded through the crowded streets of the Iraqi province of Kirkuk, before being seemingly marched to their deaths. 

The prisoners are driven one by one on the backs of pick-up trucks along with flag-waving militants – who are cover their faces and carry firearms – accompanying each prisoner. 

Several men are then interviewed by a militant, who carries a microphone bearing the terror group’s insignia, before being taken out of their cages and pushed to their knees.

The camera then stops on several hostages in turn and text appears on screen, apparently revealing details about each individual.

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And the footage ends with a haunting shot of an elderly man’s face before abruptly cutting to black, hinting that a terrible fate awaits him and his fellow prisoners.

Shiraz Maher, senior fellow at the International Center for Study of Radicalization at King’s College in London, wrote on Twitter: ‘New Islamic State video shows Peshmerga being paraded through Kirkuk province in cages.’

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He says the video is ‘not as gory’ as previous ones, but adds that although it ends before it is seen, the men were presumably murdered.

Earlier this month, a video emerged showing a similar procession apparently taking place through Kirkuk in northwest Iraq.

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Those men were purportedly burned alive on camera in a horrific echo of the murder of Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh.

Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was filmed being burned to death by Islamic State extremists in a 22-minute film which was expertly edited before being posted online.

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Titled ‘Healing the Believers’ Chests’, it showed the captured airman locked in a cage before a trail of petrol leading up to its bars is set alight.

The terror group and the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have been locked in a series of tense battles for control of the Kirkuk province since January.

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The video comes as a senior U.S. military official said a massive operation to retake Iraq’s second-largest city from the Islamic State using up to 25,000 Iraqi troops will likely begin in April or May.

The official from U.S. Central Command said the operation would involve 12 Iraqi brigades, five of which would be trained for the mission by the coalition in the coming weeks.

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Those five would make up the core fighting force that would launch the attack.

But they would be supplemented by three smaller brigades serving as reserve forces, along with three Peshmerga brigades who would contain the Islamic State fighters from the north and west.

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News of the offensive comes amid reports the terror group is facing a growing number of defections and cases of corruption in its ranks in two of its major strongholds, Mosul and Raqqa.

This is a continuation from a video which appeared on February 15th, showing the caged Peshmerga driven through  streets crowded with extras, in the Hawija district.  The video shows the quiet composure of the Peshmerga, and even without understanding what they say, one can pick up on their defiance.

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Oh, Lookie! Obama’s pals from the “moderate” Free Syrian Army also like to behead their enemies

The U.S. and Turkey are currently training, arming, and funding what they call the “moderate” Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels who are fighting against the Assad Regime, NOT ISIS.

Here we see Uzbek and Chechen Muslim members of the FSA cutting off the head of a Syrian soldier during the offensive in Mallah.

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Payback’s a bitch. Here we have a group of FSA rebels who were killed by the Syrian Army in Aleppo. No beheadings here.

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BOKO HARAM pledged allegiance to ISIS but ISIS won’t have it because of Islamic racism against blacks

A U.S. intelligence officer told NBC News the Islamic State (ISIS) will not likely team up with Nigerian radical Islamic group Boko Haram in any official capacity due to the group’s racism against black Africans.

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Breitbart  “The Arab world is incredibly racist,” the officer explained. “They don’t see black Africans as equivalent to them.”

Boko Haram has repeatedly praised the Islamic State and showcases its flag in many videos, but the Islamic State has not shown any brotherly love towards their comrades in Africa, other than reports indicating that the groups are in communication. The officer also said there is no evidence that the two groups will merge soon.

“There are still questions of the ISIS view of Boko Haram and Nigeria,” the official claimed. “But Boko Haram does not operate in sync with ISIS. The Caliphates are separate.”

Boko Haram soldiers number between 4,000 to 6,000, while the Islamic State boasts up to 31,000 terrorists. More Westerners have joined the Islamic State, as well, with as many as 2,700 in the terrorist group. Officials claim there is no evidence of Westerners within Boko Haram. Michael Sheehan, chairman of the Countering Terrorism Center at West Point, believes Boko Haram views the Islamic State as a big brother and would not have declared a Caliphate if the Islamic State had not done so first.

“Each of them has been successful, reinforcing their own optimism, and that’s not insignificant,” he said.

Boko Haram in its current form began to terrorize northeast Nigeria in 2009, which makes the group older than the Islamic State. However, they only declared the area a Caliphate two months after the Islamic State announced its Caliphate in Syria and Iraq. Both adhere to strict Islamic law and produce propaganda videos.

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Hundreds of savage Islamic State (ISIS) supporters swarm over Syrian prisoners as they kick them to death before their corpses are dragged through the streets of Raqqa

4221396001_4070155574001_ISISA sickening new video has emerged showing hundreds of savage supporters of the Islamic State kicking, punching and stamping three terrified Syrian soldiers to death before dragging their bloodied corpses through the streets chained to the back of motorcycles.

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UK Daily Mail  (h/t Maria J) The barbaric footage is believed to have been filmed in the terror group’s de facto capital Raqqa and bears all the chilling hallmarks of ISIS’ professionally produced and edited propaganda films.

The video begins by a bearded cleric breathlessly reading out charges against three Syrian soldiers

The video begins by a bearded cleric breathlessly reading out charges against three Syrian soldiers

The gruesome killing of three Syrian soldiers is just the latest in a long line of horrific filmed murders released by the Sunni Islamists since last summer’s self-declaration of a caliphate in the vast areas of Syria and Iraq they control through a campaign of rape, massacre and brutal oppression.

ISIS’ latest shocking murder video begins by showing hundreds of baying, bloodthirsty supporters of the terror group gathering in central Raqqa where a bearded cleric is seen breathlessly reading out charges against three Syrian soldiers dressed in military fatigues.

The bloodthirsty crowd is seen being unleashed on the men, surging forward and raining down kicks, punches and beatings with whatever objects are close at hand

The bloodthirsty crowd is seen being unleashed on the men, surging forward and raining down kicks, punches and beatings with whatever objects are close at hand

Laughing children are seen clambering on walls and on to the shoulders of their grinning fathers to get a better view of proceedings, while a large group of niqab-wearing women gather nearby.

The three prisoners are seen on their knees in the centre of a circle of the militants, who link arms to hold back the throng of young men intent on taking part in the savage triple murder.

Laughing children are seen clambering on walls and on to the shoulders of their grinning fathers to get a better view of proceedings, while a large group of niqab-wearing women gather nearby

Laughing children are seen clambering on walls and on to the shoulders of their grinning fathers to get a better view of proceedings, while a large group of niqab-wearing women gather nearby

The footage is edited so the cleric’s feverish Arabic ranting reverberates and echoes as the crowd of young, T-shirt and baseball cap-wearing supporters push and shove to get closer to the victims.

Seconds later the crowd is unleashed on the men, surging forward and raining down kicks, punches and beatings with whatever objects are close at hand. So dense is the crowd desperate to take part in the brutal killings, that those on the periphery are more than a dozen rows back from the victims.

While some of the young men join in the killing, others are simply keen to catch it all on camera

While some of the young men join in the killing, others are simply keen to catch it all on camera

A capella religious singing and chanting – known as nasheeds – soundtracks the barbaric scene.  After showing the bloodthirsty crowd let loose on the men, the footage cuts to shots of their beaten and bloodied corpses being tied to the back of motorbikes.

In an act of shocking brutality, the bodies are then seen being dragged through the centre of Raqqa while cheering militants follow close behind in speeding 4x4s – a convoy of death, honking horns in support of the terror group’s latest blood-soaked atrocity.

After being kicked to death, the men's bodies are dragged through the centre of the city of Raqqa

After being kicked to death, the men’s bodies are dragged through the centre of the city of Raqqa

The heavily armed men riding the motorbikes are seen grinning and raising their index fingers in the air in a sign of religious devotion completely at odds with the sight of a chained and bloodied corpse bouncing along the road behind their vehicles.

The gruesome footage emerged as Syrian rebels captured another 32 soldiers and pro-government gunmen near the northern city of Aleppo, according to activists.

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Several dead soldiers’ bodies being dragged thru the streets

 

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ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) parades 17 Kurdish fighters in cages through the streets of Kirkuk, Iraq; threatening to burn them alive like the Jordanian pilot

Heads bowed in terror, the orange-clad Kurdish fighters are paraded through streets filled with jeering militants in the latest horrifying ISIS video.

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UK Daily Mail (h/t Edwin)  In a grim echo of the terrible fate which befell Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh the captives, reportedly Peshmerga fighters, are dressed in orange jumpsuits and shackled in cages.  Just as Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive on camera, IS are planning to do the same with their latest prisoners, according to posts on social media. 

The grim procession apparently took place through Kirkuk in northwest Iraq, an oil rich Kurdish stronghold where ISIS now has a presence after mounting repeated attacks in recent weeks.

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The parade, reportedly through the Hawija district in the southwest of Kirkuk, could be seen as revenge for horrific reports of Kurdish forces dragging the bodies of ISIS fighters through the streets of the city in the Kurdistan region of Iraq earlier this month.

In the nearly four minute long video 17 of the Iraqi Kurdistan military forces are driven one by one on the backs of white pick-up trucks with ISIS flag-waving militants toting AK-47s accompanying each prisoner. 

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At the end of the clip the long line of cages can be seen retreating into the sunset over the heads of massed crowds of militants. 

The latest procession of captives scene played out against the backdrop of ISIS taking the town of Al-Baghdadi in western Iraq. The fall of the town, which the Pentagon played down as a minor setback, came as IS extremists launched an unsuccessful assault involving suicide bombers on the nearby Al-Asad air base.

One-finger salute represents support for ISIS

One-finger salute represents support for ISIS

‘We do assess that right now they have control of Al-Baghdadi,’ Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told a news conference, adding IS took hold of the town ‘in the past several days.’

The town is located in Anbar province, about five miles (eight kilometers) from the Asad air base, where about 300 US Marines are stationed to assist Iraqi government troops.

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Video shows the Islamic State (ISIS) prepping young boy for suicide attack in Iraq

Rudaw Media Network has obtained exclusive video filmed by ISIS militants during a massive assault on Mala Abdulla village near Kirkuk.  Leaders of the roughly 600-strong ISIS force are shown boasting of their power to capture Erbil and Sulaimani, and cities “all the way to Rome.”

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RUDAW (via TROP As shown on camera, ISIS militants prepare a 12-year-old boy to carry out a suicide car. The young man smiles as they promise he will soon be married in heaven. Militants are shown teaching village children near Mala Abdulla ISIS slogans such as “ The Islamic State will Survive.”

“When we retook control of Mala Abdulla village, we captured the camera of the Iranian Sunni ISIS fighter who filmed the footage when they were preparing themselves to attack the Peshmarga bases,Î said Anwar Haji  Osma, a top Peshmarga official who obtained video. 

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ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) making rapid advance into Libya now

The Islamic State has expanded its presence in the failed state of Libya, and if not confronted, the terror group may be able to gain strategic territory in its quest to form an Islamic Caliphate.

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Washington Free Beacon  While the United States and its allies are focused on Syria and Iraq, IS (commonly referred to as ISIL or ISIS) has its eyes beyond that fight. The Islamic State group has set up training camps in eastern Libya,

The report, titled The Islamic State’s Expansion in Libya, says Libya’s ex-ambassador to the Emirates Aref Ali Nayed is worried that if Washington does not act, IS will use Libya to threaten Europe.

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The IS has increased its physical and media presence in the last three months. A local terrorist organization, the Islamic Youth Shura Council (IYSC), has pledged its loyalty to IS.

“ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi recognized the Libyan ‘provinces’ of Barqa (Cyrenaica), Tripolitania, and Fezzan as belonging to his self-styled ‘caliphate,’” Engel said.

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Adding to concerns, IS is winning the battle to be the dominant terrorist group in the region, just as it is in Iraq and Syria. Al-Barqawi has said that the terrorist organization would like to remove the borders of North African countries Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt to form a province similar to the one they are building in Syria and Iraq, which they call the “Euphrates Province.”

Because of the priority western allies have put on Iraq and Syria, Engel said that the biggest challenge for countering IS in Libya is finding the “resources and will to organize a strategy and partners.”

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EGYPTIAN President al-Sisi vows to fight to the death to keep Egypt out of the hands of terrorist groups like ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood

“Unlike the countries that waged war against terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq and other places, only to go away, leaving even more terrorism in its place, Egypt will never do that to the Egyptian people.”

Upon hearing this, a visibly irate Barack Hussein Obama reportedly stomped out of the Oval office, golf clubs in hand.

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Islamic State (ISIS) savages burn three Iraqi civilians alive, force area residents to watch

Officials and eyewitnesses say Islamic State (ISIS) militants have burned at least three people alive in Iraq’s western Anbar Province. Residents of the area were reportedly forced to come to the site of the burning and watch the incident.
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RFERL (h/t Jane S)  The victims, residents of an area near the town of Hit, some 200 kilometers west of Baghdad, were suspected of informing Iraqi security forces about the militants’ movements.

Our correspondent says the militant group also accused the victims of encouraging people to join tribal forces who are fighting against IS. Anbar officials said in a statement that one of the victims was a former police officer. 

The killings, which come shortly after the release of an IS video purporting to show the immolation of captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh, is the first known instance of civilians being burned alive in revenge for their opposition to the militant group.

 

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SYRIA: Cheering crowds watch big-screen videos of Jordanian pilot being burned alive by the Islamic State (ISIS)

Filmed in the ISIS terror group’s de facto capital, Raqqa, the four minute clip is titled “Muslims’ Joy at Burning of Jordanian Pilot.” In the video, a young child of about 8 says, “I would burn him with my own hands,” as the crowd cheers and shouts Islamic religious slogans when the pilot is engulfed by flames.

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“I would burn him with my own hands”

UK Daily Mail (h/t Maria J)  A sickening video showing cheering crowds of ISIS supporters watching the barbaric murder of a Jordanian pilot on specially erected giant screens was released yesterday afternoon.

The crowd can be heard cheering and shouting religious slogans as the airman goes up in flames, before an interviewer asks for their views on the atrocity, which has been widely condemned as one of the most sickening acts ever committed to film. 

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Among those questioned is a child who appears no more than eight-years-old. He is seen smiling and talking vividly about the murder, while eulogising about ISIS and their barbaric acts.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II today returned home after cutting short a visit to the US where he was when news broke that the pilot had been savagely murdered. ‘We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground’, he said.

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The short video is filmed in a documentary style using HD cameras and contains logos and slogans associated with ISIS’ self-styled media centers. It begins with a short interview with a man who identifies himself as a fighter with the terror group, before going on include short exchanges with members of the local population.

While the interviews take place footage from Kasasbeh’s original murder video are seen being played to large crowds in the background. As those being interviewed are not paying attention to the video, it is likely the gruesome execution is being broadcast on a loop in the city centre.

Even by ISIS’ barbaric standards, the terror group’s latest execution video – which lasts 22 minutes and was released yesterday afternoon – reached a truly depraved new low.

Kasasbeh is believed to have been killed a month ago but ISIS only released footage of his agonising death yesterday, drawing widespread condemnation from across the world.  Jordan responded by hanging two jihadists.

As with previous beheading videos featuring British executioner Jihadi John, the footage is characterised by its slick production values and graphics. But unlike the others, it contains an added cinematic dimension designed to achieve unparalleled impact on the viewer – as if the horror of watching someone torched to death wasn’t enough.

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