June 15, 2014 Special Dispatch No. 5770

Nazi-Style Executions Of Shi'ites By ISIS In Iraq (Warning: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

June 15, 2014
Iraq | Special Dispatch No. 5770

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihad organization, which recently overtook regions in northern Iraq and is now pushing towards Baghdad, is circulating photos of its fighters performing mass executions, allegedly of Iraqi soldiers. The photos were posted on the Twitter account of ISIS in the Salah Al-Din province[1] (which was suspended as a result), and soon went viral on pro-ISIS social media. According to tweets by ISIS supporters, the organization has so far executed over 1,700 Iraqi soldiers.

The images, some of which are extremely graphic, show dozens of men, most of them wearing civilian clothes, being loaded at gunpoint onto trucks, transported to an undisclosed location, and then forced to lie down in shallow mass-graves and shot. ISIS refers to them as "herds of the Savafid [i.e., Shi'ite] army" (i.e., the Iraqi army) that were attempting to escape from their bases.

Below is a sampling of the photos:


[1], June 14, 2014.

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