Daesh parades Kurdish fighters in cages

Published February 22nd, 2015 - 08:35 GMT

The nine-minute footage, released on Saturday, shows the orange jumpsuit-clad prisoners being interviewed by an Daesh militant holding a microphone with the group’s insignia, before being seemingly marched to their deaths.

The prisoners are driven one by one on the backs of pick-up trucks with flag-waving Daesh militants accompanying each prisoner.

The terrorists also threaten Kurdish fighters to have the same fate of these captives if they continue to fight against the Daesh.

It is unclear when the newly-released video was captured, as similar images showing Daesh militants parading captive Peshmerga fighters around a crowded street had circulated earlier this month.

Based on information from local Kurdish media and distinctive landmarks seen in the new video, the footage may have been taken in the town of Hawija, located southwest of the city of Kirkuk.

Daesh has so far released several similar videos showing the execution of its captives from different countries, including the United States, Britain, and Japan. Last week, the terrorists beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya.

On February 3, Daesh released a video online showing the burning to death of pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh, who had been taken hostage in December 2014 after his plane went down in northern Syria, during a mission against the terrorist group.

The video showed Kasasbeh dressed in an orange jumpsuit and surrounded by flames inside a metal cage.

The footage raised Jordanian authorities’ anger and ultimately led to a step-up in Amman’s airstrikes against Daesh positions in the region.

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