ISIS propaganda machine recently uploaded a new video featuring the execution of five media activists operating in the city of Deir El Zor.
The horrifying footage depicted the unfortunate men killed in different ways. Samer Al-Aboud and Muhammad Al-Aysa were beheaded with a knife. It is important to note that Al-Aysa is a reporter for Al-Jazeera. Sami Jodat was killed through the detonation of an explosive device attached to his laptop. Mahmoud Sha’ban was choked to death with a metal chain. Mustafa Hasseh, a Human Rights Watch worker, was killed through the detonation of an explosive device attached to his camera.
Suffering a string of defeats in both Syria and Iraq, ISIS desperately attempts to cover up its consistent losses and maintain its horrifying brand image by increasing the frequency of its terrifying execution videos.