The Islamic State terror group has released a video showing the execution of about 20 Christian civilians in Nigeria’s Borno State in revenge for the killing of their leader in Syria by the United States special forces in February, according to reports.
The video, published on an IS-linked news outlet, shows a masked militant executing a Christian civilian while saying it is revenge for the killing of their leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, an Iraqi Islamic terrorist and the second “caliph” of the Islamic State.
The video shows three groups of captives in civilian clothes, according to Nigeria’s newspaper The Guardian.
The SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S.-based group that tracks the online activity of jihadist organizations, has confirmed the video’s authenticity.
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