ISIS launched a video on Thursday showing activists in black masks beheading 10 blindfolded Christian men and shooting an 11 in Nigeria as part of a gruesome marketing campaign to avenge the death of its leader Abu Bakr al -Baghdadi and the spokesperson for the group.
The activists’ video was already produced by their own news agency, Amaq, and was released the day after Christmas.
The 56-second video has Arabic captions however does not have audio.
In the video, ISIS soldiers in beige uniforms and black masks are lined up behind the Christian men. One captive in the middle is shot while the other 10 are pushed to the ground and beheaded. Few important points were given about victims other than those they had been men, Christians and “captured in previous weeks” in northeastern Borno State in Nigeria.
In another video watched by Reuters, the captives pleaded for the Christian Association of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene to save them.
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“We killed them as revenge for the killing of our leaders, along with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and (ISIS spokesman) Abul-Hasan al-Muhaiir,'” said a member of the terror group’s media unit, in accordance to journalist Ahmad Salkida, who used to be first sent the video shot in an unidentified out of doors area.
In October, Baghdadi killed himself in the course of a U.S. raid on a compound in northwest Syria, seven months after the two so-called ISIS “caliphate” formally crumbled as the terrorist team used to be defeated in its final swath of Syrian territory in March.
Raphael Gluck, the co-founder of Jihadoscope, which video display units on line recreation by using Islamist extremists, told Fox News that that ISIS associates are rising throughout Africa – nearly unchecked.
“We noticed a terrible ambush by the American forces in Niger in 2017, which played in the propaganda of the Islamic State for months and clearly developed Africa, it has not gained momentum until then” , did he declare.
Calls through Fox News to the Christian Association of Nigeria for comment were not immediately returned. Unidentified outdoor area.