HEARTBREAKING… #ISIS Captures Brave Online Media Activists – Ties Them to Trees and Shoots Them
For months brave online activists have been reporting from al-Raqqa, ISIS capitol in Syria.
This week ISIS fighters captured three of the online media activists.
The killers tied them to a tree and shot them in the head.
A new Isis execution video shows the militant group killing two young men, who were arrested for distributing anti-Isis pamphlets. (IBTimes)
The two activists were reportedly linked to the Twitter account Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
The IBTimes reported:
Islamic State (Isis) militants have executed two young media activists in Raqqa, the de facto capital of the caliphate, in an alleged attempt to score a victory against renowned group Syria Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RSS).
A video released by the jihadist group shows the two activists in their early 20s, named as Bashar Abdul Atheem and Faisal Hasan al-Habib, wearing orange jumpsuits and being interrogated about their anti-IS activities, which supposedly include handing out leaflets criticising Sharia law.
The duo was forced to confess that they monitored the activities of IS and were paid $400 (£260) for taking pictures of oil wells around Raqqa province, according to IBTimes India. The footage ends with the two activists, who had been previously tied around their waists to a tree trunk, being shot dead by two IS militants wearing balaclavas and camouflage.
Abu Mohammed, a media activist for RSS, confirmed to IBTimes UK via Skype that the two activists were executed by IS, but denied the claim that they work with them.
— Sakir Khader (@sakirkhader) July 6, 2015