8 months ago,
The video was released on June 28 on ISIS terrorist channels. In it, five men are introduced as spies against the Islamic State. The men are accused of being members of the New Syrian Army, an American-backed Syrian rebel faction currently fighting against ISIS. According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the NSA, which was formed 18-months ago, recently “launched an attack on a town held by Islamic State near the Iraqi border on Tuesday.” This video was released shortly after this attack. The five men are then forced to reenact their alleged crimes on camera while being captured by ISIS militants, similar to reenactments done on true crime television shows. Later, the men are all interviewed on-camera prior to being led out into the desert by five masked ISIS militants. The militants then behead the men and stick their decapitated heads on spikes.