A new video released by the Islamic State shows four Iraqi Shia men accused of spying chained upside down above a fire and burned to death in Anbar, Iraq.
The video is titled “Punish With An Equivalent Of That With Which You Were Harmed.” The title of the video comes from Qur’anic verse 16:126:
And if you punish [an enemy, O believers], punish with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed. But if you are patient – it is better for those who are patient.
HEAVY ISIS jihadists have burnt to death four Iraqi men by chaining them upside down and setting fire to a trail of petrol that engulfed them in flames. The four men, who are chained around their wrists and ankles, are forced to watch as the flames lick towards them after a masked ISIS militant used a large torch to set fire to them.
It is the latest horrific propaganda video to be released by the brutal jihadi group. Forced to wear orange boiler suits, the four prisoners each introduce themselves to the camera, giving their names and a brief description of their role in fighting ISIS.
Underneath the men, a line of fuel has been poured and slight patches of straw have been added in preparation for the flames. The video shows slow motion footage as the fire begins to burn up the line of fuel, heading rapidly towards the men, who have been doused in accelerant.
The men scream and writhe as the fire gets closer. Various angles are filmed of the murder.
The Independent reports: “Dr Andreas Krieg, an expert on the Middle East from King’s College’s Department of Defence Studies, told The Independent that the new video was unlike previous ISIS releases designed to “terrorise a global audience and attract fanatics”. He said that Shia militias, often with the support of Iran and employed by the Iraqi government, have been committing atrocities “of the same scale as ISIS” since 2003.”
The men quickly succumb to an agonizing death.
Prior to their deaths, the prisoners are made to watch several videos showing the mutilation of the bodies of dead ISIS fighters by members of the Iraqi army and allied Shi’a militias.
One video shows the corpse of a dead jihadi hanging upside down as several soldiers, thought to be members of the Iraqi army, watch as the body is set on fire. The prisoners are also shown footage of Abu Azrael hacking the flesh off the body of a charred ISIS fighter. He is shown using a large sword to carve at the dead body and turns to the camera, saying: ‘ISIS this will be your fate, we will cut you like shawarma.