Two Egyptian police officers were captured, tortured and finally at the end of their life they were taunted until they were shot in the head. The men are seen kneeling on the ground before a masked Jihadi in the desert, then the footage spans to their cold lifeless bodies lying in pools of blood.
This video is not for the faint of heart or the weak stomached. So put down that bowl of cereal or your sandwich and watch if you dare…
In the same video, ISIS fanatics in Egypt deliver a rare direct threat to Israel, saying the Jewish state will soon ‘pay a high price.’
Egypt’s branch of the ISIS is spearheading an insurgency in northern Sinai that had simmered for years but grew stronger and deadlier after the military’s 2013 ouster of Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist president whose one year in office proved divisive.
The narrator of the 35-minute video released this week threatens Israel’s Jewish population, saying ‘your account with us has become weighty and you will soon pay a high price.’
The authenticity of the footage could not immediately be verified, though its contents and production style mirrored previous ISIS propaganda material.
ISIS, which controls large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, seldom mentions Israel in its propaganda material.
When it has done so it has often been in the wake of battlefield setbacks, apparently to boost the morale of its fighters and supporters.
ISIS has over the past year lost a string of cities it had captured in Iraq and is now bracing for an assault by US-backed government troops and allied militiamen on Mosul, the country’s second largest city, which has been under ISIS control since 2014.
In neighboring Syria, the extremist group is coming under growing pressure, and is fighting on multiple fronts against the Russian-backed Syrian army and its allies, as well as U.S.-backed Kurdish troops.
Military officials with firsthand knowledge of the fighting in Sinai said the latest ISIS video was a little more than a compilation of old footage depicting attacks on the Egyptian army and police in Sinai.
However, the video, which shows roadside bomb attacks, gun battles and sniper fire, offers a glimpse of the scale of fighting there.
Egyptian authorities have all but banned media access to northern Sinai, with the local press relying almost entirely on statements put out by the army and police, briefly reporting on their casualties.
Meanwhile, an anti-terrorism law passed last year places severe restrictions on media coverage of anti-government activity, with heavy fines and up to five years imprisonment prescribed for publishing news that contradicts official statements or the perceived promotion of terrorists’ causes.
The latest ISIS video, entitled ‘Flames of the Desert,’ shows the faces of ISIS fighters killed by Egyptian troops.
The military officials say the militant group edited out the fierce counter-attacks launched by the military following militant attacks.
Our world is crumbling to pieces! This may be a long shot but it’s mostly thanks to Obama. If he had taken out ISIS when he had the chance, other countries, as well as our own, wouldn’t have such a high number count of the dead, and it’s growing daily. We are sinking in quick sand and if we don’t get the right leader to pull us out soon, I’m afraid our country could be a goner.
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