Islamic State has released a new 7 minute 53 second video with the word “Ninawa” on the screen, which appears to be from the IS media, Nineveh province, Iraq. An account linked to IS. The video begins with a taste of things to come showing a group of men in orange Guantanamo style jumpsuits kneeling on the ground in the rubble of a building. The captives have their faces covered by a black cloth. The viewer then observes 4 men in black with and one in a camouflague outfit pointing guns towards those on the ground. There is a close up shot of a captive having a blindfold lifted and a shot of a man holding a weapon to his head. The footage is accompanied by a familiar nasheed. Footage then changes to show each man in turn to the camera.
The man in military fatigues appears to be the ringleader. A French-speaking man delivers his message in French to the west. He appears light skinned and blond curls are visible from under a beige mask. There are also shots of the remains of a body and a child horribly injured apparently in an air strike. The captives are later shot, their eyes uncovered and whilst facing each other in a circle.
A Ibrahim an account which has posted the video gives a rundown in English featuring short clips as follows,
They confessed 2 providing the enemy with info & locations=Killed on debris of destroyed site by coalition warplanes
#IS soldier to the West: “The situation has changed. You were once the attackers, now you’re being attacked.”
“Families of these apostates will cry them, just like the families of civilian victims of coalition bombings in
Scenes show cruel reality of airstrikes+drone attacks(in which spies have participated by providing GPS coordinates)
“Oh Andalusia.. you’re not Spanish nor Portuguese, you’re Islamic! Devout Muslims have sworn to take you back.”
The Independent highlights “specific threats to Toledo and Cordoba and warns Spain will ‘pay dearly’ for ending Muslim rule of Andalucía in the 15th century”. The paper states,
“It (video) comes as Isis warned in the latest edition of its Arabic newsletter, al-Naba, of new attacks in Britain which would “turn the hair of young children white”, according to a Site Intel translation.”
The Independent continues, “the group claims the UK will suffer ‘the lion’s share’ of attacks in Europe in future” see following link,
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights 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”.