5 months ago,
A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State shows an alleged soldier with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) being run over by a tank driven by an ISIS militant. The video was released on October 24, 2015, and is titled “And If You Punish [An Enemy, Oh Believers], Punish With An Equivalent Of That With Which You Were Harmed.” It is stated to have been filmed in “Wilayat Homs”, or “State of Homs”, an ISIS-occupied region of Syria. In the video, the alleged SAA soldier, who is allegiant to President Bashar al-Assad, is shown being interviewed by ISIS while dressed in an orange jumpsuit. According to ISIS, the man “confessed” to having run over dead bodies of Islamic State fighters with tanks. The footage then jumps to the man, shackled with a tank driving at him. He jumps in front of the tank track, perhaps to expedite his execution. Later social media trends seems to confirm al-Zaydan’s identity, with various tributes shared online celebrating the murdered man’s life.