IS video reportedly shows beheadings of Kurdish fighters in Iraq

IS video reportedly shows beheadings of Kurdish fighters in Iraq

PanARMENIAN.Net - A video purportedly from ISIS surfaced online Friday, October 30, and shows the terrorists beheading four Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in retaliation for the daring raid by U.S.-led coalition forces last week in northern Iraq, CNN Newa reports.

At the end of the 15-minute video, a masked English-speaking man delivers a warning to U.S. President Barack Obama before he executes one of the prisoners, who is wearing an orange jumpsuit.

The three other prisoners are also seen being beheaded at the end of the video and Arabic text appears onscreen. It translates as "Peshmerga soldiers that Americans came down to rescue."

Earlier in the video, ISIS also claims to show the aftermath of the raid during which 70 hostages were rescued by Kurdish, U.S. and Iraqi forces from an ISIS prison in Hawija, in the northern Iraq province of Kirkuk.

"ISIS respects no form of human rights. Our message to them is that we will finish them," said Dindar Zebari, a spokesman for the Kurdistan regional government. "But we have another message for them. We hold 215 ISIS prisoners and we treat them according to international human rights laws.

"We have also freed 85 prisoners who had been suspected of association with ISIS. We do not kill our prisoners."

More than 20 ISIS fighters were killed in the raid and six were captured, the Kurdistan regional government said at the time. There were no Kurds among the hostages, it said.

Some 20 members of the Iraqi Security Forces, local residents and several ISIS fighters accused of spying were among the 70 people freed.

The video includes accounts from several people ISIS claims were witnesses to the assault, during which one U.S. soldier was mortally wounded.

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