Islamic State jihadists beheaded two Iraqi Army officers in the Shia-majority city of Karbala and posted video footage of the killings online, news site Ara News reported.

The officers, Abbas Yassin Hussein and Ali Al-Daraji, were publicly executed on Tuesday on charges of what IS called “the infidel and apostate government of Iraq”, according to Ara News.

The Sunni extremist group also released a statement vowing to continue its fight against all US-backed forces throughout Iraq, Ara News said.

Hussein and Daraji were captured near Karbala in southern Iraq during clashes earlier this week, Ara News said.

First Published | 23 February 2017 6:39 PM
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