WARNING – GRAPHIC: Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) Releases Photos Of Attack On Christian Village In Congo

July 2, 2024

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On July 1, 2024, the Islamic State's Central Africa Province (ISCAP) released nine photos on a Telegram account affiliated with the group, showing the aftermath of an attack carried out by its operatives against the Christian village of Masala and its military base in the Beni region in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.[1]

The unblurred photos show more than 13 murdered villagers and Congolese soldiers, some of them gunned down while others appear to be slaughtered; some of them were photographed with their faces down.

The Arabic caption on the photos identifies the bodies in the following three photos as Christian villagers.

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Two images show two fallen Congolese soldiers laying on their backs, according to the caption.

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The photos also show the spoils ISIS's operatives seized after an attack on the village's military base: a rifle, three ammunition magazines, and four communication devices, among other items.

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Furthermore, the last three photos of the published series show villagers' private property being burned, including houses and motorcycles.

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[1] Telegram, July 1, 2024.

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