In a videotaped message: Captured Lebanese soldiers plead with government to free them from ISIS
Lebanese soldiers have only 3 days to live
By Ali Younes
In a taped video message posted on Youtube today Lebanese soldiers who were captured by the terror group the “Islamic State” fighters (also known as ISIS or ISIL) earlier in the month pleaded with their government and their families to help them by negotiating with ISIS.
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The 9 soldiers were captured when terrorist ISIS fighters based on the Syrian side of the borders with Lebanon attacked the Lebanese border town of Arsal and fought fierce battles with the Lebanese army and Hezbollah.
The soldiers who were seated in two rows stated their names and their hometowns asked their families and religious leaders to pressure the Lebanese government to release ISIS fighters it captured during the fighting last month.
One by one the soldiers said that they only have three days to live if the Lebanese government did not act and help win their release.
all of the soldiers repeated that ” they will be slaughtered” after the three days period. They also asked the government to release captured ISIS fighters so they can be freed. ISIS have published horrific videos of its fighters killing captured Iraqi, Syrian, and other Islamist fighters being decapitated with a knife.
Based on their names and hometowns, most of the soldiers are Sunni from Tripoli area. One soldier identified himself as ” Abbas….” said that he is a Shia and asked the Shia leaders to help him. Another soldier appealed to Druze leader Walid Jumblat for help, while another who identified himself as “Brigadier General Ali Al Masri ” pleaded with his army commanders and the government to help him and help his fellow soldiers ” we have families, we have children, the government needs to think about us and our future.” he said.
In another video published yesterday on Youtube, ISIS issued a warning to the Kurdish regional government in Iraqi Kurdistan threatening to kill its captured Peshmerga soldiers unless Kurdish leader Masoud Barazani end his cooperation with the United States and refrain from attacking ISIS positions.To show its brutality and the seriousness of its threat, and ISIS fighter decapitated a captured Kurdish soldiers who was on his knees with his hands tied behind his back.
Earlier last week ISIS murdered American Journalist James Foley by decapitating him after it delivered a stern warning to president Barack Obama for instructing the US air force to attack and bomb ISIS positions in Northern Iraq and in the Kurdish regions of Iraq. Mr. Foley was killed by a masked man who spoke with a British accent and believed to be a British Jihadist who either was born or grew up near London England.Earlier today British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a statement to the British citizens announcing new measures to fight terrorism by raising the threat level in Britain and efforts to revoke British citizenship to British Jihadists fighting with ISIS in Syria and Iraq. ISIS believes in an ultra extremist and abnormal form of Islamic ideology that spreads terror and blood in its path by excommunicating mainstream Muslims, Shias and others thus justifies murdering them for being ” infidels.” ISIS’s terror has also spread to the Christians of Iraq and Syria and the Yazidi community of Iraq. Many press reports mentioned mass massacres and against those communities.
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Ali Younes is the Editor of the Arab Daily News. He can be reached at : Aliyounes@thearabdailynews.com, and on twitter @clearali
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