Is this the feel good story of the year?
The Iraqi government is investigating a video that appears to show men in army uniforms throwing a pleading ISIS fighter off a cliff before shooting him.
In the video, the panicking man is taunted and beaten by several rifle-wielding troops before being slowly forced up to a precipice and hurled onto the motionless body of another man below.
The execution method is reminiscent of one employed by ISIS, which is notorious for killing people it decides are guilty of homosexuality by throwing them from high buildings.
According to the BBC, an interior ministry spokesman said that if the video – purportedly filmed in recently-liberated Mosul – was genuine then the soldiers involved will be brought to justice.
There have been reports by human rights groups that some Iraqi government troops are guilty of torture and execution in the war against ISIS.
One man, Falah Aziz, claimed to have beheaded 50 ISIS fighters and stressed he was completely ‘at ease’ doing so.
The video of the man being thrown from the cliff, which was posted to the Mosul Eye blog yesterday, comes just days after a US-backed coalition of Iraqi forces announced it had freed Mosul, the city in which ISIS proclaimed its caliphate in 2014.
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