One minute they fund and arm al-Qaeda affiliates, and the next minute they rescue captives. Talk about Obama confusion. Can’t they make up their mind?
‘My brother was taken and beheaded. They only gave me his head back’: Iraqi prisoners rescued by US and Kurdish forces describe torture and executions by ISIS militants
- Prisoners were rescued from ISIS jail in Iraq by US and Kurdish soldiers
- Iraqis have described torture at the hands of ISIS, including electrocutions
- Other prisoners were suffocated, beaten and threatened with execution
- Special Forces Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler was killed during the raid
- The 39-year-old is the first American casualty in the war against ISIS
Prisoners rescued from an Islamic State jail by US and Kurdish troops have spoken of torture and executions at the hands of their captors.
Soldiers stormed the compound last week, rescuing 69 prisoners who had been suffocated, electrocuted and brutally beaten by the jihadis.
Special Forces Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler was killed during the raid – the first American casualty in the war against ISIS.
The Kurdistan Region Security Council has now released a video of the captives arriving in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, and speaking of their time in the jail.
Emotional: Saad Khelef Ali Feraj, a police officer from Hawija, said: ‘Torture techniques included electric shocks, plastic bags over the head, beatings with a cable and a piece of wood’
Captives: The prisoners described the torture they ensured at the hands of ISIS before they were rescued