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Iraq in Images: Islamic State of Iraq Celebrates Mass Execution of Shia Detainees

Iraq in Images: Islamic State of Iraq Celebrates Mass Execution of Shia Detainees
June 15
12:19 2014

An account supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham has posted photographs of what appears to be the mass execution of detainees after insurgents took cities in northern Iraq this week.

A Twitter account linked to ISIS claimed on Friday that the group had executed 1,700 Shia prisoners and pardoned 2,500 Sunni detainees after moving into Mosul on Tuesday.

The photographs are the first visual support of the claim. They are among other images of the ISIS offensive, celebrations, and the roundup of prisoners.

Iraq’s top military spokesman, General Qassim al-Moussawi, confirmed the authenticity of the photos. He said the killings took place in Salaheddin Province, whose capital is Tikrit and that an examination of the images by military experts showed that about 170 soldiers were shot to death.

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ISIS ROUNDUP OF DETAINEES

ISIS ROUNDUP OF DETAINEES 2

ISIS EXECUTIONS 1

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ISIS ROUNDUP OF DETAINEES 3

ISIS EXECUTIONS 3

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is a professor of American Studies at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in 2009.

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4 Comments

  1. abdeljassem mazroui
    abdeljassem mazroui June 16, 04:31

    Those a holes are not Muslims. Muslims do not kill defenseless people.

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  2. Barry Ward
    Barry Ward June 16, 09:49

    Hmm — they sure look like Muslims to me !!!

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    • Niall Fraser Love
      Niall Fraser Love March 10, 20:49

      How can one look Muslim its a race not a religion. About physical indicators that someone could be Muslim is they shaved their private hair off. but hardly a full proof way also they all fully clothed in this photo so indicator is meaningless.

      Also why are all the prisoners barefoot? Dose Daesh keep their shoes and socks as trophies or are prisons surrounded by nails and broken glass on the floor so they can’t get away once they have no footwear?

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  3. brejh
    brejh March 10, 19:43

    those lying bastards attacking poor muslims, so they have to defend themself with ak.

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