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Turkey shuts down social media in response to IS video release showing burning alive of 2 soldiers

Carol Anne Grayson (Radical Sister) blog

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Turkish soldiers imprisoned in cages by Islamic State in desert area

Turkish authorities took the decision to close down Facebook, Twitter and Youtube affecting some users following the release of a graphic video from Islamic State showing the immolation of 2 Turkish soldiers believed to have been captured fleeing Aleppo. The video could not be independently verified.

On November 29th BBC reported, “IS claimed via its news agency that its militants had captured two Turkish soldiers in al-Dana village near al-Bab in northern Syria” where “Turkish military is leading an offensive to clear IS and Kurdish forces from the strategic al-Bab town.”

IS video

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Soldiers chained back to back awaiting their fate (Stills via Raji Assi)

The video which lasts 19 minutes shows footage of IS on the battlefield. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes under verbal attack and IS calls for “destruction to be sowed” in Turkey. Two soldiers…

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