ISIS jihadi with American accent addresses Obama in revenge video
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ISIS militants have beheaded four Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in ‘revenge’ for a raid by US special forces that rescued 70 Iraqi hostages and killed 20 terrorists.
In the barbaric group’s latest execution video, a masked English-speaking man with an American accent is seen clutching a knife as he stands over one of the hostages.
Three other jihadis – all dressed in black with their faces covered – are also seen holding blades as they stand behind three other Kurds wearing orange jumpsuits.
Addressing President Obama, the lead executioner says the beheadings are ‘revenge’ for the raid on an ISIS jail.
The special forces mission saw more than 20 ISIS fighters killed and six captured, with Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler also killed.
The slickly-cut 15-minute video, which is too graphic to be shown in full, then shows the English-speaking terrorist pushing the first Peshmerga soldier to the ground and beheading him.
Shaking in fear, the three other captives are made to watch, with one of them tightly closing their eyes as the brutal murder takes place.
The three other jihadis then step forward and behead the remaining hostages.
At the start of the sickening video, ISIS also claim to show what remains of the prison in Hawija, in northern Iraq, which was raided by US special forces.
Last week dramatic footage emerged of the raid, in which Master Sgt Wheeler was killed.
His death marks the first U.S. casualty inside Iraq since military operations there ceased in 2011.
In the footage men dressed in long white robes, some of which are spattered with blood, can be seen running out of a building surrounded by troops while gunfire crackles in the background.
The prison-break was apparently carried out over fears that the inmates were facing immediate execution by ISIS.
In the footage a squad of around eight soldiers goes room-to-room inside what appears to be an ISIS compound, as one of the group’s distinctive black-and-white flags hangs on the wall.
The men are well armed, carrying what appear to be American-made rifles while dressed in military fatigues, wearing Kevlar helmets equipped optic devices, possibly night-vision goggles.
The compound itself is rugged, with bar concrete walls and floor, and rubble littered around.
There appear to be bullet holes in most of the walls, though it is not clear whether they occurred during the raid or from earlier activity.
American voices, speaking in English, can clearly be heard, as well as several others shouting instructions to the inmates in Arabic.
This appears to contradict statements from U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter that American personnel did not enter the compound until fighting started, though the sequence of events in the video is slightly unclear.
The film then shows the men moving back into the room with the flag hanging on the wall, when several people can be heard shouting in Arabic, before gunfire breaks out.
The clip then jumps to soldiers, whose weapons appear to be smoking, possibly after just being fired, filing out into a courtyard.
Moments later, prisoners dressed in gowns with no shoes on begin to emerge in a line behind them, coming out with their arms raised to show they are unarmed.
Dozens of men exit the compound as gunfire continues in the background, and several of the men’s outfits appear spattered with blood, though it is not clear where this came from.
What the video does not show, however, is the moment that Wheeler was shot, nor what happened in the moments after he was hit.
In total, six ISIS fighters were arrested and more than 20 were killed in the operation, according to Army sources, while 70 prisoners were rescued.
Source: Daily Mail