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1:52 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

ISIS Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Kurdish Fighter

“A Message in Blood” is the title of the latest video released by the Islamic State, the Sunni militant group that’s fighting in Syria and Iraq as it tries to take control of the entire region.

The video from the group, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL, shows the beheading of a man said to be a Kurdish fighter. It also shows several men in orange jumpsuits said to be captured Kurdish fighters. The Kurds are trying to stave off the advance of the Islamic State in the region.

This video follows another that shows dozens of captured Syrian soldiers being forced to run across the desert. Those men were later killed.

The BBC’s Mohammed Yehia joins Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer to discuss the situation.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

  • Mohammed Yehia, BBC Arabic editor for BBC News. He tweets @yeh1a.
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