Still from IS video shows captive before being blown up
A graphic new video has emerged claiming to be from Wilayat Khorasan, Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, Pakistan. It shows the digging of shallow graves set with explosives. The ten men are alleged to be Taliban supporters, “apostates” who worked to expel IS from Afghanistan. They are led to hilly grassland where they are made to kneel, blindfolded and set in a line. The film which could not be independently verified shows the men blown to pieces and close -ups of shredded body parts.
Jabhat_ Al_ Izz who posted the video on Twitter criticised the actions of IS stating,
Everyone should see with their own eyes this brutal crime b4 It is deleted. Ppl who support or make excuses for IS I have nothing 2 do with
“For those asking me are you sure those were Taliban members. The IS video says ‘sahwat’ of taliban and tribes who expelled IS from Nangarhar”.
Eye on Militant tweeted,
Khurrassan new video: blown up 10 people in revenge of killing of
#IS fighters on 22nd Ramazan
Since the announcement of the death of Islamic State Emir Mullah Omar and new appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor there are claims that IS are taking advantage of any splits and recruiting former Taliban to their ranks, see following link,
“ISIS exploiting Taliban split after leader’s death by recruiting their rival’s ex-jihadis”
Victory Series HD tweeted,
After seeing the khurasan video killing Taliban mujahideen by ISIS by Allah we say it is a gift that the US are bombing ISIS alhamdulillah
Photos are stills from IS video
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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”.