-/AFP/Getty Images ISIS fighters released footage of a mass execution Thursday. -/AFP/Getty Images The terrorists forced the condemned to strip down to their underwear -/AFP/Getty Images During the death march, the captured Syrian soldiers were forced to chant. -/AFP/Getty Images All of the men in the single-file line were killed, ISIS said.
Merciless Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists savagely executed 250 captured Syrian soldiers, new video shows.
Before they were killed, the jihadists forced the men to strip down to nothing but their underwear and paraded them through Syria’s desert — apparently a march to their graves.
The video, posted to an ISIS YouTube account Thursday, and its executions were confirmed by a fighter for the group.
In the video, the men walk single file with their hands behind their heads. An ISIS fighter repeatedly shouts out “Islamic State.” The men reply, “It shall remain.”
The footage fades to black before showing a pile of bodies lying face-down in the sand.
An ISIS terrorist told Reuters that 250 men were executed after the march. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in the war, put the death toll at more than 120.
ISIS stormed Tabqa airbase on Sunday. The vicious terrorist group claimed to have captured soldiers during the raid, but it’s unclear if the men in the video are from the same base.
The radical terrorist group controls about third of Syria and parts of Iraq and has pitted itself against the Syrian Army. The group wants to set up a transborder state and leader in the Iraqi and Syrian territory it has captured.
Earlier this summer, President Obama approved airstrikes on the militants in Iraq after the ISIS overran several cities.
The mass execution comes a week after the terrorist organization leaked video of a fighter beheading kidnapped American journalist James Foley. The terrorists claimed he was killed because of the U.S.’s airstrike campaign in Iraq.
The group has at least three other American captives including TIME magazine journalist Steven Sotloff and an unnamed 26-year-old female humanitarian aid worker. The terrorists have threated to execute all of them.
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