ISIS issued a major threat to the Russians earlier in the week, warning the country that they would be next.
A video was obtained by Sara Carter of Crica News. In the video, ISIS operatives are seen being accusing several individuals of being Russians spies.
The spies were forced to admit that they were “traitors” before they were beheaded and shot in the head.
Conservative Tribune reports:
After the men were executed, The Daily Caller reports that the Islamic State group operatives in the video stated, “we will take our revenge on Russia.”
According to one of the men in the video, who claims to be Russian, several others came with him from Russia to join the Islamic State in its fight against the Western world. Circa reported that according to the footage, it seems as if the men were forced to admit their allegiance to Russia so their statements may have been made under duress.
“It wouldn’t be surprising to have Russian intelligence attempting to penetrate ISIS in Afghanistan or recruiting agents to gather intelligence on the terrorist network,” a U.S. official with knowledge of the region stated. “But Russian intervention in the region goes far beyond Moscow’s concern for ISIS.”
Russia is now working to combat the threat by supplying weapons to the Taliban.
“We’ve seen an increased supply of weapons and other resources being supplied to the Taliban from Russia,” a U.S. security contractor told Circa.
Recent reports have even suggested that the Russians killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but nothing official has been confirmed by the United States.
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