ISIS executes three members of al-Qaeda eastern Syria

ARA News

ERBIL – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Monday released a new propaganda video, showing confessions and execution of an alleged secret cell belonging to the al-Qaeda-offshoot group of the Nusra Front in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor.

Local activists confirmed that ISIS executed the suspects in Deir ez-Zor on charges of spying for the ‘Nusra Front’, which has been fighting ISIS in Syria for years. 

The ISIS-linked Wilayat al-Furat media center released a video under the banner “The Big Losers”, showing three young men dressed in orange giving confessions and calling other militants, including the Nusra fighters in Syria, to join ISIS ranks. 

At the beginning of the video, ISIS sharply criticizes the Nusra Front and Syrian opposition factions, accusing them of apostasy and making concessions at the expense of Muslims. 

The ISIS commentator in the video describes the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front as the ‘Disbelief Front’, for it is fighting ISIS and “working as soldiers for the US-led coalition forces and the Russians” on the ground.

“Al-Hisba police forces in the city of Abu Kamal [on the border with Iraq] in Deir ez-Zor province, were able to capture a cell belonging to al-Golani, leader of the Nusra Front [al-Qaeda branch in Syria],” the ISIS member said. 

The alleged Qaeda members who appeared in the video were identified as Yousef Ahmed Al-Abdullah, who confessed he was recruited by one of the princes of the Nusra group; Abd al-Qadir from ash-Shihel area in Deir ez-Zor suburbs, who was manufacturing explosive devices and planting them in ISIS-linked cars; Ahmed Rajab al-Falah from Abu Kamal, who confessed to have leaked information about houses of ISIS leaders. 

Then, Abu Taqi al-Shami, an ISIS commander, appears criticizing clerics of the Salafism and al-Qaeda, warning the Muslims to follow the words of those whom he described as “hypocrites”.  

Al-Shami praised the terror group [ISIS], describing its members as the brave people who stand steadfast before enemies of al-Baghdadi’s Caliphate. 

The group’s message ends with the appearance of two masked militants standing next to al-Shami, participating in the execution of the three blindfolded men. After the execution, the voice of the ISIS official spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani was heard praying for the group to defeat its enemies.

On Sunday, ISIS released propaganda footages, showing the execution of four young men in Syria’s northeastern city of Raqqa on charge of ‘spying for crusaders’ –in reference to the US-led coalition.

Noteworthy, over the past two years, ISIS has publicly executed hundreds of civilians, activists, and journalists on various charges in areas under its control across Syria and Iraq.

Reporting by: Salar Qassim

Source: ARA News

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