2 years ago,
The video appears to show the Iraqi army trying to decapitate a corpse of slain ISIS mujaheddin. The young mujaheddin was clearly already dead, as there was no blood coming out of his slashed throat. The soldiers used a short bladed box cutter, which did not prove sufficient for full decapitation.
For one, they don’t have proper tools for a beheading, and secondly, it makes no sense trying to behead someone who’s already dead. Even if the other side routinely beheads people, there is virtually nothing in it for you to do the same. It just makes you come across sulky at best, or a copy cat at worst.