جمعه 23 دسامبر 2016 | 327 views
ISIS is still fighting Assad forces, his allies, and Turkey in the region. Yesterday three Turkish Army soldiers were killed and another ten others were wounded in a surprise attack claimed by the ISIS.
ISIS controls the Syrian city of Al Bab, which it uses as a command point for raids on eastern Aleppo, a mere 15-minute drive away. Turkey is currently trying to take Al-Bab, with Reuters reporting that “Turkish air strikes on Wednesday destroyed 67 ISIS targets” in the city.
Turkey officially entered the Syrian War in August. In November, Erdogan stated that Turkish entry in Syria was to end Assad rule.
Turkey is also using its involvement in Syria as a proxy war with the Kurdish Federation of Northern Syria (SDF forces) – Rojava, which it views as a terrorist organization.
Later in the video, footage of alleged Turkish airstrikes in Al-Bab and ISIS-conducted suicide bombings are shown. The video includes footage of civilian casualties of alleged Turkish airstrikes in Al-Bab. Civilian casualties of Turkish airstrikes have been confirmed in the past, according to Human Rights Watch.
In the execution portion of the 19-minute video, two Turkish soldiers are shown in a cage with collars around their necks. In the video, ISIS calls them “dogs.”
Then the 2 men are led out of the cages on all fours and lit on fire.
The video is reminiscent of the burning of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh in 2015.
According to The Mirror, unconfirmed reports identify one of the two men as Sefer Tas, who was abducted in 2015. The other man is believed to have been abducted near Al-Bab on November 29.