ISIS Video Shows Mass Execution

Syrian soldiers are shot in ancient amphitheater of Palmyra
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2015 1:25 PM CDT
ISIS Video Shows Mass Execution
In this undated photo released on June 22, two Islamic State militants stand on the wreckage of one of two mausoleums in the historic central town of Palmyra, Syria.   (The website of Islamic State militants via AP)

Earlier this week, Islamic State militants publicly destroyed more priceless relics in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, reports the Washington Post. Today, the group released a video showing it making use of the city in an even more heinous way—to stage a mass execution of Syrian soldiers, reports the BBC. The video shows about 25 men being shot to death in the Palmyra amphitheater—by gunmen who appear to be about 13 or 14 years old. Militants reportedly forced hundreds of local residents to witness the killings. As the Huffington Post notes, a group of Syrian soldiers were reportedly executed at the site in late May, and this may be the video of that slaughter. (More Islamic State stories.)

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