October 1, 2015
Social media sites affiliated with ISIL supporters released a video footage Wednesday evening shows the beheading of 10 Kurdish Peshmergas by the terrorist group in response to the heavy defeats they faced at the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga yesterday which they cleared 17 villages from the jihadist group south and west of Kirkuk.
The video shows the gruesome beheading of 10 Peshmerga soldiers who had been taken captive by the radical group in the last several months.
The footage appears in high quality and quiet background, which is likely to have been filmed and produced days before it surfaced on the Internet.
The Kurdish military command said that they captured 140 square kilometres in the Wednesday offensive and killed at least 40 ISIL militants near Mount Batiwa.
Some of the Peshmerga slain by ISIS in the video were captured in January after the group targeted the Kurdish frontlines south of Kirkuk in a predawn attack.
Families of the Peshmerga prisoners said in July that they reached an understanding with local Sunni tribal leaders for a possible prisoner exchange between the Peshmerga ministry and the militants.