Captured Islamic State fighters are being executed in a sick online Instagram game, which allows users to choose the fate of ISIS soldiers.
The terrified Jihadis are being photographed with their hands bound behind them with the message, ‘kill or let go?’ posted underneath.
Members of the public have one hour to decided their fate. Horrifyingly, most people are voting to execute the prisoners and grim photos are being added showing them dead.
It’s believed that a group called ‘Iraqiswat’ is behind the savage new tactic in an effort to compete with the brutality of IS in Iraq and Syria.
The Sunday Express reports it has seen photos showing ‘a bloodied, long-haired man,’ said to be an IS fighter, awaiting his fate.
A message from Iraqiswat, which has a skull as its emblem, later confirmed: “As you wish my followers. We will kill him.”
Another photo was then uploaded showing the executed man. The Henry Jackson Society believe the pictures are genuine and appear to be from a Shia militia group which, it’s believed, includes former members of the Iraqi Special Forces.
Research fellow Kyle Orton said:
I think this is probably credible. While this is an official uniform, this is almost certainly from an Iranian proxy militia… It is believed the Shia militia group includes former members of the Iraqi Special Forces… I have not seen them asking for a vote on people’s fate before and there is no guarantee this guy they have is an IS member. The militias treat any military-age male who remained under IS rule as a collaborator… But atrocities by militia-infiltrated security forces or militias in official uniforms, as is often really the case no, have been really common, as has disseminating the pictures and videos.
It’s believed that the group are trying to frighten IS into stopping their rebellion against the Iraqi government.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.