Skip to comments.ISIS photographs detail execution of Iraqi soldiers (WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS)
Posted on 06/15/2014 10:05:53 AM PDT by PoloSec
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's administrative division in Salahaddin proudly displayed photographs of the capture and execution of Iraqi soldiers after it took over a base in the province.
The graphic photographs were released today on the Twitter account belonging to Wilayat Salahaddin, or Salahaddin Division. The ISIS has divided its "state" in Iraq and Syria into 16 administrative units, or wilayats.
The stream of photographs begins by showing ISIS fighters in dirt-caked pickup trucks with machine guns mounted in the beds traveling to Tasfirat prison in the city of Tikrit, and then launching an assault with dismounted troops. Tikrit fell to the ISIS earlier this week.
After capturing the base, the ISIS takes photographs of dozens of US-supplied armored Humvees, Ford and Chevy pickup trucks, and various military transport and supply vehicles that were left behind.
ISIS fighters are then photographed posing over the bloodied and mutilated corpses of the slain soldiers. The ISIS photos show the capture, transport, and execution of scores of Iraqi soldiers. Most of the soldiers are in civilian clothes, but some are seen wearing civilian clothes over their uniforms.
Iraqi soldiers had reportedly shed their uniforms and deserted en masse as the ISIS blitzkrieg advanced from Mosul to Tikrit and on to the outskirts of Samarra in the course of one week. At least four Iraqi Army divisions are said to have melted away during the ISIS onslaught.
In the photos, the Iraqi soldiers are rounded up at gunpoint and placed on flatbed trucks, some of which appear to have been captured from the base. Some of the ISIS fighters are seen holding US-made M-16 assault rifles, which had been issued to the Iraqi Army and police forces.
The ISIS fighters then order the frightened soldiers to lie face down in shallow ditches, with their hands behind their backs. ISIS fighters then open fire on the unarmed prisoners of war.
The ISIS is said to have executed thousands of Iraqi soldiers during its southward advance to Baghdad. Several Iraqi military bases are believed to have been overrun. Forward Operating Base Speicher, which once was a major US military hub in Salahaddin province, was reportedly seized by the ISIS during its southward push.
Over the past week, the ISIS took control of Ninewa and most of Salahaddin province, as well as parts of Diyala province. Most of Anbar province fell under ISIS control in January.
WARNING: Many of the images below are graphic and show the execution of Iraqi soldiers. The intent of publishing these photographs is to document the war crimes committed by the ISIS. The images are a selection of more than 60 published by the ISIS' Salahaddin Division. You can view the all of the photographs here.
ISIS fighters move in a convoy in Salahaddin province:
ISIS fighters open fire from a pickup truck as dismounted troops assault a base:
ISIS fighters travel in a captured Iraqi police pickup truck:
A captured American-made Iraqi Army Humvee:
Two ISIS fighters pose with captured military vehicles:
Two ISIS fighters pose over the body of a dead Iraqi soldier:
Iraqi soldiers are herded to a truck to be transported to their execution:
Iraqi soldiers are transported to the execution site:
ISIS fighter opens fire on Iraqi prisoners as they lie in a shallow ditch:
An ISIS fighter holds a US M-16 rifle as captured Iraqi soldiers lie face down on the ground:
An Iraqi soldier wore civilian clothes over his uniform in an attempt to disguise himself:
ISIS fighters form a line and execute the captured Iraqi soldiers:
Allah wanted them to do this?
Isn’t it a war crime to execute/torture POWs?
Where is Code Pink? Where is Michael Moore? Where is John F. Kerry? Where is the outrage?
Just think, we added 5 generals to this army.
Remember these pictures when someone tries to confiscate guns from your family.
And to the left, Gitmo is an atrocity. . .
More people murdered because the American government deserted them. It’s like southeast Asia all over again. Xin loi amigos!
Thank you Baraq Hussein Obama...may you rot in hell!!!!
Aren’t these the same terrorists who are mclame’s friends? ...and Clown Prince nobama’s? Didn’t the US side with them in Syria?
The reults of the “successful” foreign policy brought to you by Hussein 0bama, Cankles Klinton and J F’ing Kerry!
Allah DEMANDED they do this.
When are our “leaders” going to realize we are in a
war for survival???
And these ISIS terrorists (al qaeda) are supported by the U.S. government in Syria.
Bush won the war. obama lost the peace and the opportunity to civilize a barbarian culture.
Now we will watch Iran gain control over a large part of Iraq when they intervene and push back the ISIS terrorists.
This has already been called zippy's (Obama's) Pol Pot on other threads.
this is exactly what should happen to each and every IsIs if they are rounded up . No mercy , no quarter .
How can anyone let themselves be taken alive, knowing full well what’s going to happen to them. I’d at least go down taking a few of those jihadi bastards with me.
It should be noted that slaughtering surrendered POWs as a tactic is, pardon the expression, a two-edged sword.
It gives uncommitted soldiers massive incentive to run away before they can be captured. It also gives soldiers who don’t have much chance to escape a really good incentive not to surrender. Finally, it pretty much ensures any of your own who are captured won’t be spared.
Historically, most armies have considered the net effect being to make reasonable treatment of prisoners profitable.
Looks very similar to what is going on in Mexico..
But if those pics were posted, they’d be immediately censored/removed.
But ISIS isn't an army in the historical sense as it doesn't really have a way to deal with POWs who would have to be housed, fed, guarded, etc. It's much easier to kill them.
True. But “armies” that aren’t really armies historically have a much harder time holding onto gains than making them in the first place.
And your point doesn’t change anything about the negatives of murdering prisoners.
That’s why I personally suspect ISIS will retreat soon, possibly even more rapidly than they advanced.
It seems obvious to me that the answer in Iraq is to split the country into three. But there is no “good” answer to the situation, as even that would entail massive ethnic cleansing and bloodletting.
It seems to me the collapse of the existing order in the Middle East is due more to internal tensions than to anything the USA has done or not done. But Americans, right and left, like to believe that “If only we’d done (or not done) X, Y or Z, everything would have been OK.”
The real answer for us, though not for the Middle East and the rest of the world, is to make ourselves energy-independent and let the ME pound sand.
The best thing to do is to not be foolish in this Saudi-Iranian pissing contest. Sunnis and Shias will figure this out. Eventually. All jihadists should be routed to Syria and Iraq where they will thin their herds.
If I only cared for sunnis and shias, I would hope for them to quiet down. Instead, I will be bringing popcorn.
Quite beyond our means, at least using methods we're presently willing to use.
I find it interesting that you see few comments on the basic Achilles heel of the Caliphate movement.
A great many Muslims believe in the concept, but there is simply no way at all for a leader to climb to this position except by conquest. And even then he would have no true legitimacy and would have no way to hold his position other than by violent repression. As Napoleon said, "You can do anything with bayonets in politics except sit on them." Which was of course what in the long run brought him down.
The basic problem of any government system is how to establish legitimacy of rule and succession, whereby the people accept the right of the government to rule.
Dozens or hundreds of ambitious warlords contending militarily for the caliph's position is hardly a recipe for stability.
It should also be noted that the Arabs, as a people, have not produced any great conquerors since about 900. Every great Muslim conqueror has been non-Arab in origin: Berber, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian, Mongol, etc.
Which tends to indicate there's something in the Arab national character that makes conquering, or at least maintaining a conquest, difficult.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the other hand, once got a little upset and turned over some tables at the Temple.
I don’t believe it is hyperbole to think that it may now be too late to stop this conflict from growing into a regional war across the whole middle east. Syria and Iraq are now in chaos. Iran will soon jump in which could bring in most of the Arabian peninsula. After that central Asia and North Africa could follow depending on how the war goes. All of this is the consequence of the Obama State Department’s Arab Spring policy. During his first trip over there as president in 2009 he did his best to foment revolution. Now we have it.
Muslims are all crazy. Some more insane than others.
Idiot facing in wrong direction!
Obama will be outragd when he hears about this.
The one thing that these photos will do in the future is result in fewer Iraqi soldiers surrendering to the enemy...
Filthy cowards. With all the air power we have and these sitting islamoducks, one has to wonder WTF we are not cherry picking them off.
Yea it is, but this group has announced their intentions to do this and more in New York
An age old technique to strike fear in the remaining force - the buddies of the executed.
You have to at least give the self hating Whites and other parasites that voted for him an honorable mention. Without them, he would still only be another turd in that sewer called Chicago politics.
Only western are expected to not to commit such atrocities.
At the very least theses images should be showed to the Iraqi troops telling them that if they don’t fight and win they and their families will be hunted down and killed by theses terrorist.
Maybe that will get them to stand their ground and fight with some level of passion and commitment ISIS doesn’t take prisoners, nor do they let those who surrender live in peace.
It is somehow crazy that we have to hope for the Iranians to take over in Iraq. After all this is probably the best solution in the moment.
From a European point of view it is not understandable that you Americans wasted so much blood and energy to conquer this country just to leave it alone in its most critical moment. With Saddam Hussein things were in balance just as they are with Assad in Syria. Neither Assad or Saddam ever were a threat for us or for you. Furthermore the concept of democracy simply does not correlate with Islam. Therefore Assad and Saddam were the best solution for all of us. We always told you that and you never believed us.
Now you guys left a mess that will cost us (the “West”) many good men and lots of material. The Iraqis already paid your faults with thousands of lives and now they have to pay with many thousands more.
You might be misleaded to discharge the responsibility on Obama alone. This is definitly wrong. His predecessors are as nocent as he is. A mixture of mammonism and greenness lead them into into a simply imbezile war.
I will probably be zotted because of this statement. Nevertheless it is simply the truth.
Regards from Europe
SL: Quite beyond our means, at least using methods we're presently willing to use.
We did it in Japan after WWII.
It's just a matter of asserting our will to impose a superior culture. Unfortunately, we are no longer the country that believes in our superiority and we are watching the rise of barbarism throughout the world as a result.
When are people going to learn that this foolish policy undertaken by the US for the past 100 years, DOES NOT WORK?
These animals can not be civilized. They can't understand the concept neither would they want it if they could.
These animals can not be civilized. They can't understand the concept neither would they want it if they could.
The same thing was said about the Japanese. They worshiped a false god as well. They sacrificed themselves to serve their false god. They committed terrible atrocities.
We not only conquered them. We transformed them into a civilized country.
Our mistakes in Iraq were twofold. One; we allowed islam to be a governing factor in their constitution, Two; we did not impose our will on them and follow through. Instead, the leftists undermined the military victory with a civil retreat.
Japan was in most ways considerably more civilized than Arab countries today. Remodeling their culture consisted largely of deleting A and encouraging B.
We also had the immense advantage of the tacit or open support of the Emperor, as well as the psychological impact of utter and crushing defeat.
Finally, the Japanese have always been a people peculiarly anxious to import foreign ideas, though adapting them to their own uses. The Meiji Restoration and Japanese political history up through the 20s was largely that of an extended attempt to impose western-style civil society on Japan.
The militaristic revival after that and thru WWII was a xenophobic return to (one aspect of) Japanese native culture. When it failed so completely, they were entirely open to new ideas.
I don’t think we have any of that in the Middle East.
It's just a matter of asserting our will to impose a superior culture.
If you read the book linked, above, you will understand the reason for the failure of the above statement.
To Nutshell it: You cannot impose a Superior culture on a SUPERIOR Culture.
Whatever We do is by default Automatically inferiour ,they are just so SUPERIOR.
I have met a few Iraqi men, knew one pretty well. They were so excited for the new beginning that America gave their country. I think about those guys and their families when I read about ISIS.
Muslims killing Muslims in the Sandbox, oh well. I never even gave them a thought as I drifted off to sleep last night. Worship a pedophile and bad things just might happen to you.
Yeah, can we arm both sides again?
Better yet, how can we encourage the House of Sodd and the Ayatollas to gererously supply both sides?
Hmmmm...maybe dog-eater IS doing the right thing.
Take note of the man in the tan shirt facing his executioners...
If true, isn't it odd, then, that Islamic regimes like that of Iran feel a need to engage in "elections" as a way of legitimizing their control?