Islamic State releases new video, beheads 12 captives in Damascus

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Men kneeling before decapitation (Image from video) 

Islamic State has released another video purporting to depict the beheading of “Syrian rebel” allegedly part of Jaish al-Islam, Army of Islam in Damascus.

The 12 captives are dressed in the usual orange jumpsuits echoing those used in Guantanamo and a familiar nasheed (chant) is used as a soundtrack. The men are taken to an open area where they are decapitated with knives.

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(Images from Islamic State video)

This video follows hot on the heels of another released earlier this week which shows 3 groups of prisoners, alleged “spies” drowned in a metal cage, burnt alive by firing at a car with an RPG and decapitated using explosives.

See link for full story,

“Islamic State releases graphic new killing spies video on day human rights groups call for accountability for CIA torture.”

https://activist1.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/islamic-state-releases-graphic-new-killing-spies-video-on-day-human-rights-groups-call-for-accountability-for-cia-torture/

Earlier today a Twitter account monitoring Islamic State activities reported that IS had allegedly seized control of Al Nashwa and Al Shierya south of Hassakeh City and killed 30 regime soldiers in Syria. 

Another account that of Jannatul Ferdous tweeted alleging,

Breaking : soldier took control of Al Nashwah & Al Laylyah neighborhoods in Al Hasakah city after battle with &

and

Update #IS takes control of Children Hospital, Youth center, Electricity Directorate and the College of Arts.

Islamic State has also recently expanded its area of recruitment in Europe according to the Guardian which reported,

“Isis produced a new recruitment video this month, targeting the Balkans region and Bosnia and Herzegovina in particular. The 20-minute film, entitled Honour is in Jihad, features several Bosnian Isis fighters exhorting their fellow countrymen to join the battle in Syria or carry out opportunistic attacks on perceived enemies of Islam at home.”

See following link,

“Isis targets vulnerable Bosnia for recruitment and attack”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/25/isis-targets-vulnerable-bosnia-for-recruitment-and-attack

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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