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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executes three men in Raqqah

Video of an execution of three Syrian men in Raqqah, which is under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The execution of the three men was carried out by the ISIL; the ISIL flag is flown on the pickup truck and is hanging behind the men as they are executed. From the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights' Facebook page:

The ISIS executed 3 men in one of al-Raqqa's squares on the 14th of May under accusations they are regime soldiers and officers. It later turned out that 2 of them were Muslim A'lawis from the al-Achrafiya village of northern Reef Homs (a doctor called Mustafa al-Jani and his nephew, a school teacher, called Iyad Nofal), based on what activists from Homs city stated to the Observatory back them.
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READER COMMENTS: "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executes three men in Raqqah"

Posted by David at September 18, 2013 10:34 AM ET:

I demand to know why,more and more american made weapons are in the hands of al-qaeda! At 0:33 you can see the dirt bag on the far right of the frame has a spiffy new AR-15/M-16-A2. AR-15s are made in only in america. I can not believe our leaders are feeding weapons to the very enemy of our country.

Posted by Scott J at September 22, 2013 10:01 PM ET:

It is very disturbing to see that AQ guy with the M-16.

Posted by RJ Floyd at September 23, 2013 7:51 PM ET:

@David You are incorrect. The M-16/AR-15 are licensed for manufacture to several allies. Korea and the Philippines being just two examples.

Posted by Neonmeat at September 24, 2013 9:13 AM ET:

Cowardly scum.

You can always tell a coward when he screams his does Gods will but won’t reveal his face to Gods people.

These men want to inflict pain, they enjoy it, even after the men are executed one of the pigs fires rounds into the bodies, for what reason? His own perverse enjoyment, I feel for the people of Syria that these bandits and criminals have such a hold in their country.

Also you usually put up warnings about stuff this graphic but not on this video?

Posted by 5150 at September 30, 2013 8:04 PM ET:

@Scott J

Disturbing indeed. Reminds me of that brutal terrorist Abu al-Zarqawi wielding US M249 SAWs and appearing in videos with M4/M203s.