IS video shows drowning of five ‘spies’ in a cage
Baghdad: The Islamic State (IS) militant group has published a gruesome video purportedly showing over a dozen men being murdered in northern Iraq, including five alleged spies being drowned inside a cage in a swimming pool. The 16 ‘spies’ were drowned, beheaded or blown up using a rocket-propelled grenade, IS’s media arm claimed in the seven-minute video, recorded with religious backing music. Images showed the men being split into groups and dressed in orange jumpsuits to be murdered. Five were seen being locked in a cage similar to that used to burn captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh alive earlier this year. The cage was then lowered into a swimming pool with underwater cameras that recorded the men drowning.