New IS clip shows beheading of four robbers

Islamic State decapitated four people accused of robbery and murder, in front of a large crowd in Nineveh, AFP reports.

The undated video is presumably intended to prove that the Sunni group is still capable of imposing its rule in northern Iraq despite recent military setbacks. IS was recently driven from Tikrit by Iraqi government forces and their allies.

The video shows a masked man reading, facing a crowd gathered on the square of a city, the verdict of the “Islamic court of the State of Nineveh.” A masked executioner then decapitates the four convicts, and their bodies are piled into the back of a pick-up vehicle.

AFP contributed to this report.

 

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