DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:15 P.M.) – ISIS published a lengthy video on Sunday showing a series of executions on alleged Kurdish and government spies in the Iraqi province of Kirkuk.
Forced to write pro-ISIS slogans with their own blood, the Kurdish prisoners of war were either beheaded or shot in the head, in some cases with high-caliber rifles. In characteristic ISIS fashion, the executions were carried out by Kurdish members of the Islamic State.
The footage is highly graphic and should not be watched by children or the faint-hearted:
ISIS still controls a pocket in the Hawija region of western Kirkuk although this region was cutoff from the Islamic State mainland last year.
Al-Masdar News strongly condemns terrorism but insists on allowing readers unfiltered news, contrary to other media outlets, and therefore decided to publish the video above.