ISIS has released a new video depicting the execution of an alleged ‘spy’ in the terrorist group’s besieged ‘stronghold’ Falluhjah, in Iraq’s Anbar Governate.
The man is accused of leaking information to the Iraqi government, which has been advancing on ISIS in the area in recent months.
The man, a hospital worker, accused of leaking information on injured ISIS fighters is decapitated using detonation cord tied around his neck.
The video names the man as Mohamed Mahmoud Dayih, claiming that he had used his position as a clerk at the Fallujah General Hospital to send information to the Iraqi Interior ministry.
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ISIS accuse him of handing over information on the medical staff working for ISIS at the hospital, taking pictures of them and giving information on dead and wounded ISIS fighters.
The video shows him kneeling on the ground while ISIS terrorists tie a blue detonation cord around his neck.
Seconds later, the camera pans out to show the moment the cord is detonated, decapitating the man.
ISIS is currently fighting an offensive by the Iraqi Army in Anbar Governate, backed up by Coalition airstrikes, with Fallujah being the terrorist group’s last stronghold in the state.
As of last month, Fallujah is fully besieged by Iraqi government forces, and the man seen being executed in the video is accused of helping the Army.
The city, located 30miles west of Baghdad is almost completely cut off from the rest of ISIS’s self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’.
Some three weeks ago, the Iraqi Government reported that 600 ISIS fighters had fled Fallujah, with just an estimated 400 terrorists remaining in the city itself.
The new video appears to be a desperate attempt to show that they still hold power in the city, with ISIS’s propaganda machinery writing that it should serve as ‘a message to the apostates and their masters that blood for blood and destruction for destruction’.
Iraqi forces are currently advancing up the Euphrates Valley, and are due to launch a final operation to retake the city of Hit, around 65 miles west of Fallujah.