ISIS Beheads 4 Innocent Peshmerga Soldiers
by, Sam Prince | Heavy.com
In a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State, three Kurdish soldiers are forced to watch a fellow Peshmerga get beheaded before being beheaded. The video was released on October 30 and is titled “The Reality of the American Raid”, referencing a recent joint raid between the United States and the Peshmerga to free Kurdish fighters imprisoned by the Islamic State in northern Iraq.
Kurdish counter-terrorism forces planned and led the raid which rescued 69 people early on Thursday [October 22], supported by U.S. forces, Iraqi Kurdistan’s U.S. representative said. One U.S. commando was killed, the first American to die in ground combat with Islamic State militants. Four Kurds were wounded.
NBC News reports that U.S. intelligence received a tip that ISIS had been planning a mass execution prior to the operation. CBS News reports that those freed were Iraqi prisoners. CBS News reports that U.S. forces were assisted by Iraqi Peshmerga troops on the ground, but it has not been classified as a “joint raid” by the Pentagon.
The U.S. commando killed was Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler. He was a Delta Force commando,according to the Department of Defense. Wheeler attained the rank Master Sergeant and was from Roland, Oklahoma. He was 39 years old.
This video is ISIS’ response to the raid. In the video, four Peshmerga are lined up to be beheaded. They then pull one of the men out to be beheaded first and force his compatriots to watch. The rest of the men are then beheaded.
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WARNING: The video below contains MUSLIMS & ISLAM (GRAPHIC)