Despite claiming it would not release any more execution videos, the Islamic State has upped the ante with a new clip showing a tank crushing an orange-clad Syrian prisoner.
ISIS has gained notoriety with its grizzly films such as the extremely graphic burning alive of four bound prisoners in August 2015.
The latest film shows an Islamic State member explaining why the young man is about to be executed before showing the execution in close-up detail.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received a copy of the video:
“He said in his ‘confession’ that his name is ‘Fadi Ammar Zidan’ 19 years old and he is from the village of Sian in Jableh area in the northern countryside of Latakia, he also said in the ‘confession’: ‘I joined the Army under contract with the Air Force Intelligence, and I registered the contract in the Airport of Hama, and they sent me to serve in the field of Sha’er, and stayed for the seventh month then they sent me to area named Jazl where I remained there four days then the Islamic State brought me, and I was in Jazl area and I was a tank driver, and I a used a tank to run over bodies of the Islamic State’s soldiers’.”
Standing over the kneeling Zidan, the ISIS member, his face partially hidden, explains the young man will face the same fate he supposedly meted out to ISIS fighters, in accordance with Quranic verse (Sura 16, verse 126).
The bound victim is seen hopelessly trying to hop away from the tank before being crushed under its tracks. ISIS members celebrate behind as the camera hones in on Zidan’s remains.
WARNING! This video is extremely graphic in nature.