THIS IS AN EXCERPT OF A VIDEO CONTAINING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT. THE FULL VIDEO IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
The video was obtained by a contributor in Mosul from a witness to the executions.
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April 25, 2015
Video shows soldiers of the Iraqi Army being executed by ISIS militants.
The soldiers who were captured in mid April during clashes with ISIS in Baiji, in northern Iraq, are kneeling on the ground with their hands tied behind their backs. An ISIS member is heard announcing and justifying the execution of the soldiers, before they are shot in the head from behind.
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unseen ISIS Fighter 1
00:00 – 01:05
“In the name of God, and peace be upon the Leader of the Believers [Prophet Mohammad];
We have taken it upon ourselves to fight in along God’s path. We fight against those who disbelieve in God in order to uphold God’s religion and hoist His banner high. God rightfully grants His soldiers and party victory.
[The Prophet] peace be upon Him said: ‘He who changes his religion should be killed.’ [The Prophet] peace be upon Him also said: ‘ِA disbeliever and his killer cannot be joined together in hell.’ We ask God almighty to make us martyrs in his path and to allow these disbelievers to benefit from His mercy and be spared from hell. Peace be upon our Lord Mohammad, and His family and companions.
God is greatest! God is greatest! God is greatest!”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unseen ISIS Fighter 2
01:06 – 01:15
“In the name of God, Executing the verdict against these apostates is an implementation of God’s rule. God is greatest!”