The Islamic State terrorist organization has released a heinous new execution video purporting to show another one of the group's sick execution methods in which four Iraqi prisoners were burned to death by being suspended by their hands and feet over roaring flames.
The video, which according to the British news site The Daily Star is titled "Punish (Them) Equal With Which You Were Harmed," was released by the Islamic State's propaganda wing onto ISIS-linked social media accounts on Monday morning.
The footage purports to show four chained Iraqi men, believed to be Shiite Muslims, being forced to watch a video of an IS militant being burned alive by anti-IS forces only to suffer the same fate moments later.
The prisoners, who are believed to be part of an Iraqi IS opposition militia, are shown in the video wearing orange jumpsuits. Each man individually faced the camera, introduced himself and explained what his responsibilities were in the battle against IS.
The men were then forced to watch the Iraqi militia video that was released over the weekend that purported to show an IS fighter being burned alive.
The militia video then shows Ayyub al-Rubaie, a well known fighter for the Iranian-backed anti-IS Ali Brigade known as the "Angel of Death," using a sword to mutilate the burned corpse. Al-Rubaie turns to the camera and says, "IS, this will be your fate. We will cut you like shawarma [a cooking method involving the carving of well-cooked meat]."
After watching the militia video, the men were then led through the desert at gunpoint by IS militants until they approached a swing set-like apparatus. IS fighters used the apparatus to hoist the men by their chained wrists and ankles so that their stomachs and faces faced the ground.
Underneath the suspended prisoners was a fuel line and some straw to to help the flames rise. The Daily Mail reports that as the fuel line was lit, the video showed slow motion footage of the flames approaching the prisoners' bodies.
The final seconds of the video show the four men squirming until the flames engulf their bodies and burned them alive.
In the last few months, the IS militants have come up with new and barbaric ways to carry out videoed executions.
Although it was reported in mid-July that IS' leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, had banned militants from releasing any more sickening execution videos because of how the videos hurt the group's image, that didn't stop fighters from releasing an execution video in August where 10 men accused of apostasy in Afghanistan were forced to kneel over bombs buried in the ground as militants detonated explosions.
In June, IS released a video showing another barbaric killing in which caged prisoners were lowered into a swimming pool and drowned to death.
In the last month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that IS executed at least 91 people, including 39 of its own fighters for various crimes. The killings included those of at least 32 civilians and two women.