Syrian regime soldiers lined up in the ancient amphitheater before execution
In a video released yesterday, the Islamic State showcased the execution of 25 Syrian regime soldiers in the city of Palmyra’s ancient Roman ruins. It appears that the executioners were adolescents, or possibly younger.
The jihadist group said these fighters were captured when it overran the city of Palmyra (Tadmur in Arabic) in late May. At least 462 civilians, 241 government troops, and 150 Islamic State fighters were killed in the fighting in and around the town since May 13, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The jihadist group also took over several nearby towns and the Jazal oil field. [For more on this, see LWJ report, Islamic State seizes Syrian city of Palmyra.]
The Islamic State also photographed its fighters using US-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles in that offensive.
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Shame Shame. we should take hard steps against them. they are now enemy of the whole world.
There are reports that these men were guards from Tadmor Prison. If true, the majority of Syrians would support the executions. Civil wars are brutal. I’ve noticed that the Islamic State is emulating the Nazis with their propaganda.
Can you guys look into the Kirkuk Front. I was looking at unpublished satellites feeds and I am seeing a lot of bridges in KDP held supply lines blown on the approaches to Kirkuk which I find odd as hell.
1. It cuts KDP Units off from supplies and retreat.
2. KDP currently occupies strong positions.
I have no clue why those bridges were blown. Kurdish Forums are in the dark as well and KDP has a blackout on the Kirkuk Front. PUK is also not saying much only they are sending additional units and that the KDP blew the bridges.
Rumors had been swirling for weeks that IS was sending heavy reinforcements to Kirkuk and it recently secured Bayshir again. Too early to tell if this is it.
Thanks for that sliver of information. From my perspective we will not see any information from main stream media (ap,upi,bbc, etc) that might contradict the narrative coming from major western capitals. We are in an era of ” propoganda ministries” spoon feeding the sheep with their spin. It’s truely sad that most journalists are now spokespersons for a particular political agenda. What’s even sadder is that they have no clue. Everything is an ecitorial piece.
Well, I take back some of what I said. Here is an excellent piece for the AP:
While they are advancing on Kirkuk the YPG is getting closer to Ar-Raqqah:
Then there is this news source:
What’s your thoughts on that?