We Executed 11 Christians To Avenge Our Leader’s Death — ISIS

We Executed 11 Christians To  Avenge Our Leader’s Death — ISIS

The Islamic State group has revealed that they killed 11 Christians in Borno state to avenge the death of its leader and spokesman, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abul-Hasan Al-Muhajir.

The dreaded group which released a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians said the development was part of its recently declared campaign to “avenge” the October deaths of its leader and spokesman in Syria.

No details were given about the victims, who were all male, but IS says they were “captured in the past weeks” in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno State.

According to BBC, the 56-second video was produced by IS’s “news agency” Amaq.

It was released on 26 December and analysts say it was clearly timed to coincide with Christmas celebrations. 

The footage was filmed in an unidentified outdoor area.

One captive in the middle is shot dead while the other 10 are pushed to the ground and beheaded.

It will be recalled IS’s late leader and spokesman Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abul-Hasan Al-Muhajir were killed in Syria in late October. Nearly two months later, on 22 December, IS declared a new militant campaign to “avenge” their deaths and has since claimed a flurry of attacks in various countries under the banner of that campaign. 

One faction of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram now fights under the banner of “Islamic State West Africa Province” (ISWAP).


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