The Islamic State has released a shocking new video, featuring the beheading execution of three Kurdish prisoners in Iraq, as a warning to their sworn enemies on the Kurdish New Year.
Dressed in orange boiler suits with their hands bound behind his back, the Kurdish soldiers are each marched through the ruins of a bombed out building by an ISIS fighter.
UK Daily Mail All three prisoners are then beheaded in front of a large crowd of local residents, including a number of children.
Each time the prisoners are individually shown being forced to knees. They have all had their heads shaved and dressed in matching uniforms. The footage briefly stops to reveal the names of each prisoner,revealing their rank and background in the Peshmerga.
A bearded ISIS fighter gives a speech, promising greater attacks on the Kurds if their government do not stand down in their fight against the extremist group. A variety of close up shots from different camera angles are used to show the prisoners waiting to be executed.
A number of heavily ISIS soldiers with their faces covered in black balaclavas are shown as the camera pans away during the dreary speech. Some of the fighters appear to be standing on top of a wall, hoping to get a better view of the execution.
Crowds of local residents can also be seen surrounding the man, waiting for the impending public execution to commence. The video ends with three ISIS fighters pulling out their knives and beheading their prisoner. Close up shots of the bloodied bodies are shown.
The video was released by an official ISIS media branch in the Iraqi province of Nineveh and appears to be an attempt to scare the Kurds from fighting ISIS.
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