In a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State, mass genocide is shown as ISIS militants round up and murder hundreds of Shia Muslim near Baghdad.
Heavy ISIS alleges to have filmed the genocide in the Saladin Governorate, which is north of Baghdad and has a population of just over 1 million. ISIS-affiliated Twitter accounts claim that the video shows the mass execution of the “Safavid“, a historical term referring to an ancient Persian dynasty that established Shia Islam as the state religion of Persia, modern day Iran. ISIS is an extremist Sunni Islam sect and views Shia Muslims as heretical.
Another 470 Bodies Found in Mass Grave – ISIS Slaughtered 1,700 Iraqis in Tikrit Massacre.
Gateway Iraqi Health Minister Adila Hammoud told reporters that the remains of another 470 victims were exhumed from a mass grave near Tikrit recently. Iraqi officials believe as many as 1,700 Iraqis were slaughtered by ISIS in the Speicher massacre last year in Tikrit. Most of the victims were young Shiites in soccer shirts.
ISIS forces reportedly murdered hundreds of “security forces” in the massacre. They loaded them onto SEVERAL trucks.