IS burns 4 Shiite militiamen alive in Iraq

Baghdad, Aug 31 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Monday aired a video of burning four Iraqi Shiite militiamen said to be in revenge for earlier burning of Sunnis people by government-allied militiamen.

The latest video, posted on jihadist websites, showed the victims who identified themselves as members of Hashd Shaabi, tied by chains in their hands and feet before they were hanged to an iron structure and a fire lit beneath them, reports Xinhua.

The video showed a masked IS militant saying the burning came in response to earlier burning by Shiite militiamen of a Sunni man near the IS-held town of Garma, just east of the city of Fallujah, and the burning of three more Sunni people in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala.

The over five minutes video included a clip showing a Sunni man suspended on a fire and Shiite militiamen were looking on him, while another part of the video showed Shiite militiamen cutting with sword a piece of flesh off a suspended burned body.

“Today, retribution has come. We offend them as they offend us, and punish them as they punished us,” the masked militant said in the video which did not say where the burning occurred.

 

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