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IS video shows murder of 5 media activists seized in October

The 15-minute video was published online Sunday but the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the five activists have been in IS detention since October and are believed to have been killed in December.

Syria war timeline, Syria conflict timeline, Syria timeline, Syria war, Syria uprising, Islamic State, ISIS, Bashar al-Assad, Middle East news, World news FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2012, file photo, a Free Syrian Army soldier stands on a damaged Syrian military tank in front of a damaged mosque, which were destroyed during fighting with government forces, in the Syrian town of Azaz, on the outskirts of Aleppo. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

A video has emerged showing Islamic State group militants killing five media activists who worked in an IS-held city in eastern Syria.

The 15-minute video was published online Sunday but the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the five activists have been in IS detention since October and are believed to have been killed in December.

The head of the Observatory, Rami Aburrahman, has confirmed that one of the activists identified in the video cooperated with his monitoring group. Abdurrahman says the news of the killing was withheld because no bodies had surfaced and the families feared retribution for reporting on their sons’ deaths.

The graphic video is circulating at a time when the group is under intense military pressure in Syria, Iraq and Libya.

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First published on: 26-06-2016 at 06:33:45 pm
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