Islamic State beheads two Iraqi officers
Baghdad, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) Islamic State jihadists beheaded two Iraqi Army officers in the Shia-majority city of Karbala and posted video footage of the killings online, news site Ara News reported.
The officers, Abbas Yassin Hussein and Ali Al-Daraji, were publicly executed on Tuesday on charges of what IS called “the infidel and apostate government of Iraq”, according to Ara News.
The Sunni extremist group also released a statement vowing to continue its fight against all US-backed forces throughout Iraq, Ara News said.
Hussein and Daraji were captured near Karbala in southern Iraq during clashes earlier this week, Ara News said.