- Propaganda video shows Jaysh Al-Islam fighters executing ISIS militants
- Jaysh commander calls ISIS the ‘most serious calamity for our jihad today’
- Group calls itself the Army of Islam and commands up to 25,000 soldiers
- It battles both Islamic State and the Syrian regime in the war-torn country
1 July 2015
A terror group battling ISIS in Syria has turned the tables on its enemies by capturing and slaughtering dozens of Islamic State soldiers on camera.
Dressed in orange jumpsuits – attire usually worn by ISIS’s victims – the Jaysh Al-Islam soldiers lead 13 shackled jihadis to their deaths.
Jaysh Al-Islam calls itself the ‘Army of Islam’ and reportedly commands as many as 25,000 loyal fighters following the merger of around 60 rebel factions inside Syria.
Islamic State’s captured soldiers are forced to kneel as a commander announces: ‘Allah did not make a disease without appointing a remedy to it.’
Revenge: A rival terror group dressed in orange – attire usually worn by ISIS’s victims – has executed 13 ISIS militants (pictured)
Long walk: Jaysh Al-Islam fighters lead the shackled ISIS soldiers to their deaths in an unknown part of Syria
Atrocity: They then unmask the ISIS militants before a commander refers to their group as the ‘most serious calamity for our jihad today’
Eye for an eye: A Jaysh Al-Islam commander (pictured) reads a statement before Islamic State militants are shot from point blank range
The jihadis – dressed entirely in black – are then given something to drink before each of their faces are clearly shown in the 19 minute-long propaganda video. They are then shot in the back of the head at point blank range with shotguns.
Before they are killed, a Jaysh Al-Islam militant says: ‘The most serious calamity for our jihad today is a group of people who grow at a time of division among Muslims.
‘This group claimed to be the mother state and made Takfir [accused of apostasy] on other Muslims, shed their blood and looted their properties and dignities.
‘They worsened… the ordeal of Muslims by corrupting their religion and livelihood and killing the jihadi leaders who did their best to help our stricken nation.
‘They wreaked havoc on our people in liberated areas and cut the supply route of jihadis. They left… Tehran intact and instead they attacked our mosques.
‘This is the penalty for what they have committed. We also call on their fellows to repent.’
In April this year, Jaysh Al-Islam released a striking video showing off 1,700 troops, a fleet of armoured tanks and special forces soldiers in an impressive military parade.
Deceased: The 19 minute-long propaganda video focuses on the faces of the ISIS militants before they are shot
Network: The gruesome footage was then shared online by Jaysh Al-Islam, just as ISIS has done with some many videos in which its militants are the executioners
Strength: Four armoured tanks and thousands of soldiers formed part of a graduation ceremony (pictured) held by Jaysh Al-Islam, a militant group that opposes ISIS and the Syrian regime
Might: Jaysh Al-Islam (pictured) calls itself the ‘Army of Islam’ and reportedly commands as many as 25,000 loyal fighters
Powerful: The group, who are allegedly being funded by Saudi Arabia, show of a fleet of armoured tanks (pictured) during the graduation ceremony for its recruits
It operates in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Damascus and their ongoing battle against President Bashar Al-Assad is reportedly funded by the wealthy nation of Saudi Arabia.
The Arab kingdom has sent millions of dollars to arm and train their fighters so they can defeat the Syrian regime and ‘increasingly powerful Jihadi organisations’, according to the Guardian.
Known as the Army of Islam, the insurgent group was created in 2011 when Saudi Arabia allegedly engineered the merger of over 50 rebel factions after growing alarmed at the rise if Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Syria.
It is a fierce enemy of both those Islamist groups as well as Jabhat Al-Nusra, but embraces independent rebel forces and ‘non-Jihadi’ units.
Their graduation ceremony for trainee soldiers in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus was attended by the militants’ leadership who watch proudly as their troops march in perfect unison across the expanse.
Jaysh Al-Islam is led by Sheikh Zahran Aloush who addresses the thousands of armed soldiers and tanks once they have assembled on the vast concrete ground below.
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