Is­lamic State shows video of Kurd sol­dier’s ex­e­cu­tion

Sunday Express - - Front Page - By Cyril Dixon

IS­LAMIC State thugs is­sued a ghastly new pro­pa­ganda film yes­ter­day of a cap­tured Kur­dish sol­dier be­ing be­headed like jour­nal­ist James Fo­ley.

The copy­cat ex­e­cu­tion showed three black-clad IS guards flank­ing a vic­tim who is bound, kneel­ing and dressed in an or­ange jump­suit.

Billed as “a mes­sage in blood”, it shows the man’s de­cap­i­ta­tion in Mo­sul, north­ern Iraq, and his body ly­ing in the sand.

The video was posted hours af­ter an­other hor­ror clip, show­ing the ap­par­ent IS mas­sacre of about 300 Syr­ian troops in the desert.

Ex­perts said there was no ev­i­dence to cast doubt on the au­then­tic­ity of ei­ther clip. The six-minute de­cap­i­ta­tion video be­gins with footage of 15 cap­tives from Kur­dish Pesh­merga forces, who have been re­sist­ing the Is­lamic State on­slaught through north­ern Iraq.

All are wear­ing or­ange Guan­tanamo Bay-style suits and one reads a pre­pared state­ment telling fel­low Kurds: “You have made a huge mis­take by join­ing hands with Amer­ica.”

The tape then shows the vic­tim sin­gled out to suf­fer the same fate as Amer­i­can Mr Fo­ley, 40.

It was filmed in front a mosque in Mo­sul, cap­tured by IS forces on their surge south to Bagh­dad.

Chill­ing video of three IS guards flank­ing the Kur­dish sol­dier in an or­ange jump­suit

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