The Islamic State terrorist group has released another shocking propaganda video in which its fighters are seen beheading five men accused of spying and placing their heads on spikes. ISIS also threatens to do the same to Christians as a "victory for the religion of Allah."
Earlier this week, the extremist organization released a new video on various pro-IS media platforms titled "Story of Slaughter," according to Heavy.com. In the video, five men are introduced as spies against the Islamic State. The men are accused of being members of the New Syrian Army, an American-backed Syrian rebel faction currently fighting against ISIS.
Before killing the men, ISIS militants forced them to reenact their "crimes," imitating Western television crime dramas. After the men were filmed reenacting their alleged crimes, next they reenacted their arrests by IS militants and admitted to the crimes they had been accused of.
Towards the end of the footage, the five prisoners are shown dressed in orange jumpsuits with their hands tied behind their backs, lined up across from five IS executioners.
According to the British-based watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the lead executioner then begins to speak in Arabic, declaring that IS is coming for Christians and threatens to behead all spies.
"We tell you O Crusaders, that we are coming, inevitably, God willing," the executioner said, according to the translation by SOHR. "As for you, agents of the Crusaders and eyes of apostates - O you who are sitting among Muslims - we say to you that our bayonets are hungry for your blood. So, we will not leave an eye spying on Muslims without gouging it out, nor a head for one of your spies without tearing it out as a victory for the religion of Allah and defending it."
After the speech from the lead executioner, the prisoners are then pushed the ground and beheaded with knives. The jihadis then stuck their severed heads on metal spikes.
SOHR reports the five men who were beheaded in the video in Al-Bukamal are Asim Hammam al-Debs, Harith Ahmad Jalid, Muhammad Ahmad al-Mshawwah, Abdul Rahman Ahmad al-Ashaab and Mohannad Obaid Al-Hussein.
ISIS, also known as ISIL or Daesh, is an offshoot of al-Qaeda and is working to establish a caliphate in the Levant region and beyond. Christian minorities in Iraq and Syria are among the main civilian targets of the Sunni terror group.
Earlier this week, the group released another propaganda video, showing leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi claiming that "the Islamic State will remain" despite a new report by CNN showing that territory held by ISIS has shrunk 12% this year, with losses in both western Iraq and northern Syria.
Released by the Al-Furqan media wing, the video also shows clips of ISIS fighters and several children dressed in military outfits holding the group's black and white flag, according to the International Business Times.