A video circulating Arabic social media appears to show members of the Iraqi army burning a man they say is a Daesh militant in the Iraqi governorate of Anbar. The footage was being tweeted more than 200 times a minute on Sunday morning with the Arabic hashtag حرق_شاب_سني#, which translates to burning a Sunni man.
The grisly video shows several men donning Iraqi army fatigues and Shiite insignia standing in front of a fire, over which a man is seen hanging by his feet and hands. In Arabic, the soldiers say the man hanging is a captured Daesh militant. We've attached it here, but with a the warning that it is very graphic.
Meanwhile, social media users have condemned the video as evidence of a growing secular rift in the war-torn Iraqi province, where just earlier this month, Iraqi soldiers failed to stave off a Daesh offensive that ended in the militants' takeover of Ramadi.
Translation: Daesh and Shiite militants in Iraq are the same. The only difference is that the Sunnis condemn Daesh acts. But the Shiites are fine with their militants savage acts.
Translation: We haven’t known in our history an era worse than this one, we all have to condemn savage acts.
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