ISIS Propaganda Shows Beheading of Alleged Russian Spy
The latest shock video out of ISIS’ propaganda wing seemingly depicts a Russian intelligence officer being beheaded by a Jihadi swine.
The footage shows Captain Yevgeny Petrenko, who’s been captive since September (at the least), telling his countrymen to stop their bombing campaign in Syria. Petrenko, 36, was wearing the same outfit he wore in a video released back in September, black clothing with a white badge over his right breast reading: “infidel”.
“I was supposed to infiltrate the special services of the caliphate and the leadership of the caliphate,” Petrenko said. “One of my orders was to gain access to Omar al-Shishani or to his circle. But during this I was discovered and arrested by the security services of the caliphate.”
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The unidentified man who murders Petrenko speaks Russian, and may be one of thousands of fighters from the former Soviet Union who’ve flocked to join ISIS. Russia is also plagued more directly by Islamic terror carried out by groups from the mostly-Muslim caucus regions. Most recently, 15 people were killed when militants detonated a bomb on a St. Petersburg subway train on April 3.
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) May 8, 2017
Russia will continue its involvement in the Syrian civil war, which it has participated in since 2015, and persist in defending Bashar Assad and his government.