Graphic Video: Iraqi Soldiers Take Revenge, Torture & Execute Pleading ISIS Militant

The footage shows the broad daylight executions of at least two Islamic State militants, one of whom tries desperately to get away from his captors.

The tide has turned against the odious entity known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). So it seems.

From an Iraq-bound suicide bomber accidentally killing 12 comrades, one half of its so-called caliphate fallen, militants driven from its de facto Iraqi capital of Mosul, US-backed forces making gains on their last stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, to rumors of their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being killed, there is no doubt that ISIS is facing several military and ideological setbacks.

To add to their woes, soldiers have begun taking revenge by executing the ISIS militants using the method reminiscent of one employed by the Islamic State.

Graphic video posted online this week purportedly shows a group of Iraqi soldiers giving ISIS militants a taste of their own medicine — tossing them off a cliff and pumping their bodies full of bullets as soon as they hit the ground.

Iraqi government is reportedly investigating the graphic video that appears to show several rifle-wielding Iraqi troops throwing a pleading ISIS militant off a cliff before shooting him multiple times.

The BBC, Iraq’s interior ministry, and several media outlets are unable to verify the authenticity of the video or confirm when or where it was filmed, but Human Rights Watch claims it has verified the location with satellite imagery. Belkis Wille, senior Iraq researcher at Human Rights Watch, told the BBC:

“In the final weeks of the battle for west Mosul, the pervasive attitude that I have observed among armed forces has been of momentum, the desire to get the battle wrapped up as quickly as possible, and a collapse of adherences to the laws of war.

“Numerous witnesses had reported not only a significant increase in the torture and extrajudicial killing of ISIS suspects by armed forces, but also a feeling among personnel that they no longer needed to conceal such actions. These reports have been met with congratulations from Baghdad on the victory, only further fostering the feeling of impunity among armed forces in Mosul.”

An Iraqi interior ministry spokesman said that if the disturbing video, reportedly filmed in recently-liberated Mosul, was genuine, then the soldiers involved will be brought to justice.

The video of the ISIS militant being thrown from the cliff comes just days after a US-backed coalition of Iraqi forces announced it had freed Mosul, the city in which ISIS proclaimed its caliphate in 2014.

 

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Iraqi Kurds Look to Form Independent Country

Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, talks with Hoshyar Zebari, an Iraqi Kurdish politician, about the desire by Iraqi Kurds to break away and form their own country, and what that would mean for Iraq’s oil.

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Iraqi Forces Kill 79 Israeli ISIS Militants In Mosul Over Past 24 Hours: U.S. Helicopters Rescued ISIS Commanders In Mosul

Iraqi servicemen killed at least 79 militants of the [U.S. Israeli Proxy Army ISIS] daesh terror group as part of the operation aimed at liberation of the western part of Mosul during the past 24 hours, Lt. Gen. Raid Shakir Jaudat of the Iraqi Federal Police said Sunday.

On Saturday, the Iraqi federal police freed two areas along with a bridge in the western part of the city of Mosul from Daesh, the operation’s command said and Jaudat specified that the Iraqi forces took the control over the area near the building housing Nineveh Governorate’s administration.

On June 22, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said Mosul was likely to be cleared of terrorists within days.

Mosul has served as the Daesh headquarters in Iraq since the group’s invasion from Syria in 2014. On February 18, Abadi announced the start of operations to liberate the western half of the city. Iraqi and the US-led coalition forces freed its eastern part in late January 2017, with fighting now ongoing to complete the mission.

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Photos Of U.S. Forces Assisting ISIS Terrorists ~ A U.S. Israeli Mercenary Proxy Army.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Asa’eb al-Haq Movement affiliated to the Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi said that the US forces have carried out a rapid heliborne operation and evacuated two commanders of ISIS terrorists from Western Mosul in Northern Iraq.

Javad al-Talaybawi said that the US forces carried out the heliborne operation in one of the Western neighborhoods of Western Mosul, evacuating two senior ISIS commanders to an unknown location after the commanders came under siege by Iraqi government forces in intensified clashes in Western Mosul.

“Americans’ support and gave assistance to [Israeli – U.S. Proxy Army] ISIS is done openly to save their regional plan in a desperately attempt,” al-Talaybawi underlined.

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Al-Talaybawi had warned late in February that the US forces tried hard to evacuate ISIS commanders from the besieged city of Tal Afar West of Mosul.

After photos surfaced in the media displaying US forces assisting ISIS terrorists, al-Talaybawi said that the Americans were planning to take ISIS commanders away from Tal Afar that is under the Iraqi forces’ siege.

In the meantime, member of Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Commission Iskandar Watut called for a probe into photos and footages displaying US planes airdropping aid packages over ISIS-held regions.

Watut further added that we witnessed several times that US planes dropped packages of food stuff, arms and other necessary items over ISIS-held regions, and called on Iraq’s air defense to watch out for the US-led coalition planes.

Eyewitnesses disclosed at the time that the US military planes helped the ISIS terrorists in Tal Afar region West of Mosul.

“We saw several packages dropped out of a US army aircraft in the surrounding areas of the city of Tal Afar in Western Nineveh province and six people also came out of a US plane in the ISIL-controlled areas,” the Arabic-language media quoted a number of eyewitnesses as saying.

Tal Afar city has been under the siege of the Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) for about two months now and the efforts by the ISIS terrorists to help their comrades besieged in Tal Afar have failed so far.

The news comes as the Iraqi army had reported that the US air force has been helping the ISIS terrorists in areas controlled by the terrorist group.

The Iraqi army says that the US army is trying to transfer the ISIS commanders trapped in areas besieged by the Iraqi army to safe regions.

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Iraqi PM Declares End of ISIS ‘Caliphate’ in Iraq As Mosul Falls

Iraqi troops re-claimed the heart of Mosul on Thursday, ending an 8-month campaign to retake the city from ISIS militants. Official warned, however, that pockets of ISIS fighters continue to fight in the city.

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US needs to get back its ‘international power’ role – Iraqi VP

Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi, who was the country’s first head of government after the removal of Saddam Hussein, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that he believes the US has been absent when it comes to maintaining global stability. 

“There is a vacuum in the overall leadership in the world,” Allawi said in an interview broadcast on Friday. “The Americans need to… get back to their role as an international power, an important international power,” he added.

Back in the early 2000s, Allawi served in Iraq’s interim government, which was established by the US occupational authority shortly after the American-led invasion in 2003 forced regime change in Baghdad. This time, he was pessimistic about the West’s vision for Iraq’s fate both during and after the war on Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL).

“To me, there is no international strategy – no strategy for the alliances that are fighting and have helped us in this part of the fight,” Allawi told CNN. Despite the looming victory in Mosul, where the terror group declared a caliphate in 2014, Washington has no recipe for solving the crises shaking Iraq and the region.

“There are no clear-cut policies where to go and what to do,” Allawi said. “Even for Iraq, it’s still premature. I think they are still deliberating on a kind of a strategy for Iraq. Nothing yet has materialized,” he continued.

American strategists say there is no reason for optimism given the quagmire of uncertainty Iraq is likely to face in the coming years. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) recently predicted that Baghdad may lose Iraqi Kurdistan, a renegade oil-rich region with a long history of secessionist leanings.

“Once ISIS is defeated in Mosul, the greatest challenge to the Iraqi government is to reconcile the differences between the Shia-dominated government, the Sunnis out west, and the Kurds to the north,” Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, the DIA head, told the Senate in late-May.

The military intelligence chief maintained that the “Kurdish independence is on a trajectory where it is probably not if, but when,” adding that “it will complicate the situation unless there’s an agreement in Baghdad.”

READ MORE: ‘Not if, but when’: US intel chief says Kurdish secession from Iraq imminent

Aside from the Kurdish independence issue, Iraq is expected to see a long-term US military presence even after Islamic State is defeated.

Media reports suggested earlier that the Trump administration is assessing options for a future deployment, though there has been no mention of “creating independent American bases in Iraq” so far, as this would require thousands of additional troops, the AP reported.

Allawi himself has recently said that Islamic State is seeking to ally with Al-Qaeda in the face of upcoming Western-run offensives. The Iraqi vice president told Reuters in April that he has intelligence on contacts between the two Islamist groups.

“The discussion has started now,” Allawi said. “There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing Baghdadi and representing Zawahiri,” referring to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Al-Qaeda head Ayman al Zawahiri.

Islamic State split with Al-Qaeda in 2014 and the two groups have been at odds ever since as they struggle for recruits, money, and status as the representative of the jihadi cause.

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Almost in sight: a bridge between the Syrian and Iraqi armies

The Arab Syrian army (ie the Syrian Republic’s army) has managed to reach the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Over the last two months, the US Coalition Forces have bombed militias or soldiers loyal to Damascus on three separate occasions. And why? Probably to cut the silk route and to prevent a bridge being built between the Syrian army and the Iraqi army.

The re-establishment of the Damascus-Baghdad route would signal that the mission that the Obama Administration entrusted to Daesh at the beginning of 2014 has failed [1].

Jeff Davis, the Pentagon’s spokesperson thanked Russia for its “stabilizing action” in this area.

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Elite Iraqi forces execute hospital employee suspected of ISIS links

    

Details of the gruesome murder of a hospital employee by members of an elite Iraqi counter-terrorist unit have been shared by photographer Ali Arkady, who in an interview with RT, recalled that the man was shot after soldiers suspected him of trying to lead them into a trap.

The original 12-second smartphone clip depicting the cold-blooded murder of an unidentified Iraqi was allegedly recorded by the Iraqi Emergency Response Division (ERD) in December 2016. It shows a man, whose arms are tied behind his back, trying to run away from his executioners before being murdered in broad daylight by his captors.

The details of the apparent extrajudicial execution were made public by Arkady, a freelance filmmaker who between October and December of last year, documented the accomplishments and atrocities of the ERD – the Iraqi special forces unit tasked with hunting down Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters in Iraq.

Speaking to RT about the murder video, Arkady revealed how the man’s executioners boasted about killing an unarmed Iraqi. The incident, Arkady recalled, unfolded on December 12, 2016, when two members of the ERD – Captain Omar Nizar and Sergeant Haidar – who the filmmaker has been following for months, returned from one of their assignments.

The ERD officers recorded the execution on their smartphone, and once back at the unit’s headquarters, were very eager to share the footage with Arkady and at least two other journalists present there.

“They started showing [the footage], saying, look how we killed this person. He leads us into a village. We wanted to extract information out of him,” Arkady told RT.

“[The footage] showed how Sergeant Haidar started firing, unloading around 6-9 shots at the person. Then you hear Captain Omar’s voice [saying], ‘Haidar, stop, that is enough. I want to talk to him.’ But then he himself shot this person three times.”

Further conversations on that day revealed that the Iraqi was murdered for allegedly trying to lead the special forces unit into an ISIS ambush.

“The story that I heard from them was that they went to a hospital. This person worked in this hospital. They took him captive, led him out and said, ‘Show us where ISIS is. You must have information where ISIS is.’ He said that according to his information ISIS fighters are located nearby, in the village of Bazwaya.”

On their way to the village, they met an old woman who warned the ERD that only “ISIS snipers are there.” Certain that their captive wanted to deliver them right into the jihadist’s hands, ERD officers executed him.

“They [EDR] thought that this person [from the hospital] wanted to set them up. That is why they decided to kill him,” Arkady said.

During his time with the ERD, Ali Arkady observed how heroes turned into monsters, and captured several horrendous scenes and was ordered to delete some of the more extreme clips, he says.

“We worked together every day. We slept together. I spent more time with them than with my family. I thought they were heroes. They were so brave, fighting on the front lines daily,” Arkady recalled. “But then I saw their other side… the torture, the raping, the killing… First they didn’t want me to film the torture, and other bad stuff. But eventually, they relented and gave me permission.”

In another episode of extreme brutality, two brothers who escaped IS-held Mosul with their families were blindfolded with hands tied behind their backs. The siblings were severely beaten, harassed and eventually killed by the ERD, despite an earlier clearance from Iraqi special forces who confirmed the two men were civilians.

“At first, it didn’t register. During the second week, I went home and my relatives asked me what the hell was wrong with me. After that it all changed. It affected me, my psychology. I kept thinking about all that torture, all those people and their suffering.

“It got worse and worse, and after 5 weeks it became so horrible that I decided to publish everything.”

The US military has distanced themselves from accusations that they helped train the ERD interrogators, following Arkady’s revelations. The Pentagon insists the unit was blacklisted in 2015, under the Leahy Law, which prohibits Washington providing military assistance to human right violators.

“The US does not currently train or equip the Iraqi Emergency Response Division,” the Pentagon said in a statement to RT, adding, however, that “Leahy vetting does not prevent the US from working with the ERD.”

Washington has demanded an investigation into the suspected war crimes allegations, which the Iraqi government agreed to launch following the publication of the damning material.

RT reached out to several human rights groups for comment but the requests were largely met with silence. Human Rights Watch reiterated an earlier statement that “the US is dangerously close to complicity” in war crimes for its working relationship with the ERD.

“Authorities should immediately and unconditionally establish an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into the past violations with a view to publishing the results and bringing those responsible to justice in line with international standards,” the Gulf Center for Human Rights said in a statement to RT.

Meanwhile, HRW said they plan to interview the families of the victims, senior Iraq researcher Belkis Wille told news.com.au.

“The images and videos released by Ali Arkady after his embed with the Ministry of Interior’s elite Emergency Response Division show that the unit he was following engaged in the most horrific forms of torture and executions of six men they accused of having links to the Islamic State,” she said.

Arkady, who eventually fled with a trove of brutal torture and murder evidence, also told RT that his family has since received a number of threats from the ERD officers whom he once considered “heroes,” and who were supposed to be the protagonists in his upcoming documentary film about the special forces unit.

“Two months ago my family has received direct threats from these forces, namely from Omar Nizar on Facebook. He threatened them, saying they will come after us at night,” Arkady said, noting that he has not personally received any threats because he has no contact with those people. “But, of course, all the threats that they addressed to my family were addressed to me.”

“This story of torture, rape, coercion, and murder, and everything else lasted five weeks,” Arkady told RT.

“I continued to work because I told myself it is necessary to work as long as possible to collect materials and document everything I saw and then to include it in the documentary that I will put together in the future.”

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Tortured Iraqi Pastor: ‘Genocide’ Is a ‘Polite Word’

For Father Douglas al-Bazi, the terms “genocide” and “persecution” don’t even begin to describe the horrors his people have faced in the Christian community of Northern Iraq. And yet, the media are still reticent to use to g-word.

At the World Summit for the Defense of Persecuted Christians earlier last month, al-Bazi talked with MRC Culture about torture, forgiveness, the decimation of his people and the need for action, not words.

“If I look to my story, I’m the lucky one,” the Chaldean Catholic priest began.

That is quite the claim for a man who survived two church attacks, an AK-47 Kalashnikov bullet in the leg and a nine-day kidnapping resulting in broken nose, teeth and spinal discs. At the same time, al-Bazi is alive, and that’s more than can be said for thousands of his countrymen.   

“In the last 100 years, my people been attacked eight times,” the Father recounted. “The last [attack] was two years ago: 125,000 people forced to leave their homes, their cities, in one day.”

Currently, thousands of Christian families are living in temporary camps, unrecognized by the UN and unable to access government funds because of their IDP (internally displaced person) status. So the community relies on private aid for the 36 million dollars they need every six months to survive.

The problems facing Iraqi Christians are not new, however. To put it in historical perspective, al-Bazi detailed their startling numerical decline through the years.

“Before 14th century, there were belong [sic] to my church over 70 million Christian [sic], and before 2003, we were 1.7 million. Now we are 200- less than 200,000.” 

If there were any word to describe that kind of decimation, “genocide” would surely be the one. But al-Bazi called that term too “polite.” And based on their reticence to use the word, the big three broadcast networks apparently find it too harsh.  

“Look, when we say genocide, a lot of people they are scared because… it means that some people should go to the court, go to the jail,” al-Bazi explained. But genocide is, after all, only a word, and as al-Bazi says, “action should follow words.”

After former Secretary of State John Kerry formally recognized the genocide, the priest and his parishioners sent a message of appreciation. But simply recognizing genocide isn’t enough. Along with providing necessary material help, al-Bazi believes that the Trump administration should also push for a change in Article 2 of Iraq’s constitution, which is built on the Koran.

“We don’t have actually equal citizenship there, we are second class,” al-Bazi said of his brothers in Christ. “So to say ‘genocide,’ we have to take all those steps together.” 

‘By Forgiveness, We Can Change the Future’

Despite the monstrosities committed against him and other Middle Eastern Christians, al-Bazi brimmed with forgiveness.

After he was kidnapped, one of his attackers asked him what he would do if they crossed paths again.

“If we met, believe me, I’m going to invite you to drink chai together, or coffee,” the Father recalled responding, to the kidnapper’s great consternation.

“Look, I can revenge, but if I’m going to revenge that means I will be like you,” al-Bazi continued, “and I don’t want to be like you.”

To al-Bazi, this interaction was more than a memorable conversation. It reflects on the very prospects of peace in the Middle East. 

“By forgiveness, we can change the future,” he stressed. “This is the problem with the Muslim countries. They have to grow up with forgiveness… I’m not criticizing any minority—but much we have Christian [sic] in Middle East, especially in Iraq, we will have a good example of forgiveness.”

“We have forgiveness, we will have peace,” he concluded. “We have peace, that means we can live together.”

Efforts to Practically Aid Middle Eastern Christians

Recently, al-Bazi partnered with the Knights of Columbus in a nationwide digital and TV ad campaign to raise awareness and money for the plight of Iraq’s dwindling Christian population. 

“We must act and act quickly if Christianity is to survive in the Middle East,” Knights CEO Carl Anderson explained in a press release about the effort.

“Three years after ISIS rolled through their country, these minority communities of Christians could face extinction without our help,” he continued, “and if they disappear, the chance for a pluralism and tolerance of minorities will be increasingly lost in that country.”

To meet the practical needs of the Christian refugees, Anderson is urging people to give money, as his organization will match up to $1 million in donations. Furthermore, the Knights are encouraging Congress to pass H.R. 390, the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act. Introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), the bill would “provide for emergency relief to victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Iraq and Syria,” and “provide accountability for perpetrators of these crimes.” 

Network History of Terming Persecution by ISIS ‘Genocide’

The broadcast network news shows from ABC, CBS and NBC boast a history of avoiding the term “genocide.”

Earlier this year, the networks covered the Egypt Palm Sunday bombings, for which ISIS claimed responsibility, nine times – without using the word “genocide” once. Similarly, last year, the networks refrained from using “genocide” following an Easter bombing in Pakistan targeting Christians – as well as in other reports of Christian persecution.

Last August, the MRC found that, in the past two-and-half years, the evening news shows reported on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia only 60 times. And of those 60 reports, just six used the word “genocide.”

All this as even the U.S. government acknowledges a genocide by ISIS.

Last year, Secretary of State John Kerry declared that, “in my judgment, Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yazidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims.”

At the World Summit, Vice President Mike Pence was blunt. “I believe that ISIS is guilty of nothing short of genocide against people of the Christian faith,” he declared. “It is time the world called it by name.”

According to a 1948 United Nations document, genocide “means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group” including killing, causing serious physical or mental harm, preventing births and kidnapping children.

At the World Summit, MRC Culture also talked with Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), Egyptian Pastor Michael Youssef and Open Doors Director of Advocacy Kristin Wright about Christian genocide and the war on women.

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