ISIS has released a horrific new propaganda video showing its fighters forcing two Turkish soldiers captured in Aleppo to crawl like dogs on leashes before burning them alive.
According to Daily Mail, the 19 minute video titled "The Cross Shield" begins with ISIS fighters fighting in Aleppo on the ground. Near the end, it shows three ISIS terrorists opening up a cage containing two men whose heads have been shaven. They are then made to crawl on all fours like dogs, while on a leash to a place with two fuses. The soldiers are then hooked up to the fuses, and one ISIS member activates a device that catches the fuses on fire.
The fire begins to work its way toward the soldiers, and eventually, the two men are set on fire. The video shows the soldiers writhing on the ground, attempting to extinguish the fire, but eventually lose consciousness.
Their executioner, who stands nearby, blasts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and calls for "destruction to be sowed" in Turkey, according to Al Arabiya. ISIS said the latest executions were payback for Ankara's involvement in a "war against Muslims," according to Russia Today.
The Turkish government blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube within an hour of the video's release to ISIS terrorist channels by the Halab propaganda arm.
Al Arabiya notes that the video's release came a day after 16 Turkish soldiers were killed by ISIS militants. The group was killed in a succession of attacks around the Syrian town of Al-Bab on Wednesday that included three suicide car bombings.
Shortly later, ISIS released another propaganda video that appears to show suicide bombings filmed with a drone. The group released its latest propaganda videos amid reports they have lost about 16 per cent of the land they held at the beginning of the year.
As the group continues to lose ground across the Middle East, Col. John Dorrian, the spokesman for an international coalition fighting IS, said earlier this week that the terrorists have also developed a new app aimed at indoctrinating young children in Iraq and Syria to attack major Western landmarks.
"The reward for learning something in this app is to get points that they can use to select the terrorism target of their choice. Western landmarks that the child can choose and attack using a variety of weapons, including commercial airliners," Dorrian explained, warning that the damage done to children's minds will need to be addressed once IS is successfully pushed back.