Tags / Dead Bodies
April 22, 2015
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Video shows a military truck on fire and the corpses of killed Houthi fighters in the central Yemeni city of Taiz. This vehicle was targeted by an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led military coalition.
Airstrikes were resumed after Saudi Arabia declared they would be stopped. The headquarters of the Yemeni Army’s 35th Armored Brigade, controlled by the Houthis, was among the targets hit by airstrikes’ in Taiz today.
Mass grave allegedly left behind by Boko Haram and found by the Nigerian Army in Gwoza, Borno State, Nigeria, on April 8, 2015.
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April 6, 2015
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Dozens of bodies were discovered in a mass burial site at the Speicher military base in the north of Tikrit, a city that Iraqi government forces and Shiite militias have recently retaken from ISIS. This site is close to the Presidential Palace compound which was built by late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Video shows government personnel digging up the remains of dead bodies, as well as a chemical contamination prevention team surveying the site. The ISIS flag appears above the entrance of one the buildings in the compound.
Around 1700 Iraqi soldiers are believed to have been executed by ISIS militants when they took over Speicher airbase in June 2014.
Tikrit is the hometown of late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and is considered a Sunni political stronghold.
SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT
Wide of excavation vehicle moving
Various of sign “Irq-SD-Tik-Qr-001. (Arabic inscription:) Date of Work Initiation 5/4/2015. Burial Site: Tikrit, Presidential Palace Compound.”
Wide of excavation vehicle digging the ground
Close-up of body being dug up
Close-up of field worker testing exhumed body for chemical contamination
Medium of a body bag
Moving shot of excavation vehicle and workers digging
Medium of worker folding body bag
Various of fighters watching excavation process
Close-up/ moving shot of field worker testing exhumed body for chemical contamination
Close-up of skull
Close-up/ zoom out of skeleton
Wide of field workers and military officers on site
Moving shot of workers handling skeleton
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Ghanem Abdel Karim Ghanem, Director General of Humanitarian Affairs Unit in Human Rights Ministry
02:45 – 03:31
“After information reached the operations team at the cabinet’s secretary general bureau, under whose command we operate the Ministry of Human Rights and Forensic Medicine department at the Ministry of Health, as well as the Chemical Defense Department, we headed to the notorious Presidential Palace compound. We were then notified that a mass burial site contained the remains of the martyrs killed in Speicher air force base. The team arrived at the site today and we are making preliminary preparations to dig up the mass graves. The remains of martyrs who were executed will be handed to the Forensic Medicine department in order to be identified and handed over to their families.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Khalaf Moussa, a Major in the Iraqi Army
03:32 – 03:45
“In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, we have a complete team from the Chemical Defense Battalion. This team, which is very well trained and specialized in dealing with chemical substances, is surveying the site in order to guarantee the workers’ safety on this site.”
Various of workers wearing protection team
Close-up of the chemical contamination prevention team sign
Various of ISIS flag painted above the entrance of one Saddam Hussein’s palaces. Inscription in Arabic reads “There is no God but Allah. The Islamic Caliphate.”
Wide of man mourning
Night shots from the Yemeni city of al-Buqa in the northern province of Saada show the aftermath of an airstrike. The footage features rescue workers searching the rubble of destroyed buildings. Later it shows a victim of the airstrike being carried away via ambulance.
March 26, 2015
Video shows the aftermath of an airstrike on the residential neighborhood of Bani Hawwat near the international airport of Sanaa. At least one dead body appears buried under the rubble.
A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched air attacks against Houthi-held locations on March 26 at midnight . According to local sources, at least 10 people were killed and four fighter jets were destroyed in the attacks.
March 26, 2015
Video shot at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, shows several people killed and injured in airstrikes. The victims who appear in the video also include children.
A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched air attacks against Houthi-held locations around midnight on March 26. Media reports quoted sources at the Yemeni Ministry of Health saying that at least 18 people have been killed so far in the airstrikes.
March 24, 2015
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
A mass burial site was discovered near the city of Samarra, central Iraq. According to interviewed Iraqi army officers, the dead bodies belong to civilians and soldiers who were apparently executed. The area has been recently retaken from ISIS, which has led the Iraqi military to assume that the victims were killed by the militant group.
Footage shows excavation vehicles digging up partially decomposed bodies as well as interviews with military officers explaining how the mass graves were discovered.
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Adib al-Khazraji, Local Resident
04:01 – 04:19
“If this shows anything at all, it shows ISIS’ treachery and brutality, with which the beloved Iraqi people have become familiar. We ask God almighty to give the [victims’] families patience and help achieve the victory of virtue against these criminal assassins.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Ali al-Saadi, Iraqi Army Officer
04:20 – 07:17
“Peace be upon you and God’s prayers be upon Prophet Mohamad. We are now in the district overseen by the 17th Brigade 17, 2nd Regiment, which is undertaking operations in Samarra. This area where are now standing was controlled by the zealous ISIS gangs. After we liberated and controlled this land, checkpoints were set up along a distance of four Km, from the area Imam Mohammad to Mahatat Balad crossroad. While patrols were being conducted in the district under our jurisdiction, we discovered depression in the soil after the rainfall yesterday. We dug the ground up and discovered two mass graves. The first grave contains four bodies of people wearing civilians clothing. Today, we discovered the burial site behind us. We discovered the bodies of people who had been wearing military uniforms. I believe that they have been buried for a long time – several months.
This morning we dug out the first batch of bodies, which were sent to the General Hospital of Balad. They were placed in the morgue, waiting to be identified with the help of the police directorate in Balad.
We thank the police directorate in Balad. Yesterday, we called the police commander there, Colonel Abdullah, who asked officers in Mahatat Balad police station to be present at the scene of the incident, or where these bodies are located. They [the police] received the bodies from us – we transported the bodies. We delivered the bodies to the hospital and the investigation was conducted by the police force of Mahattat Balad.
Now, we will send the bodies that are still here to the Balad hospital. We will deliver the bodies to the relevant authorities. They could be identified with the help of media outlets and delivered to their relatives. In case the bodies were not handed over to their families, they will be buried by relevant authorities. We shall continue to work as we are working now. We will keep searching for these martyrs. We are now safe in these areas thanks to their blood, which watered these lands. Here, it was difficult even for a car to pass through.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Brigadier-General Maad Beday Faraj, Commander of the 17th Brigade.”
07:18 – 08:50
“In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate. Yesterday, we were notified by the Popular Mobilization forces, which are present in the district overseen by the First Regiment, 17th Infantry Brigade, and Samarra operations headquarters. We were notified of the appearance of a mass grave following rainfall two days ago. Part of these bodies appeared.
The burial site was dug up and we were notified about this. As you can see, we are present with members of the Salahuddine provincial council. The office of the prime minister was also notified in order to bring in a specialized forensic medical team who could identify the remains of the bodies by taking samples from them to match them with DNA samples. So far, from what we have in front of us, we can tell that these people were [executed]. They had been blindfolded and their hands were tied behind their backs. They were thrown in this mass grave after they were executed.
This area is located in the south of the administrative district of Balad, specifically in the area of Tal al-Thahab.
After the bodies were inspected and the families recognized them, it was found out that one of them was a military who was in this district. Now, there a search is being conducted to find other burial sites in the same area.
Brigadier-General Maad Beday Faraj, Commander of the 17th Brigade"
According to Houthi spokesman, more than 135 Yemenis were killed and many more injured in a series of three suicide bomb attacks targeting two Shiite mosques during Friday prayers in the capital city of Sana’a.
In this video, shot at the al-Hushaish Mosque, witnesses said the first bomb exploded in the first row, right in front of the podium, while the second blast detonated outside of the mosque as worshipers fled.
Minutes after the attack ISIS claimed responsibility on Twitter.
This is the result of the accident. The biggest crime against humanity and God.
The infiltrators of America and Israel. We will not accept this, and we will not surrender because of the explosions they are doing in the house of God.
What happened is that after the Friday prayer, Dr. Taha Motawakel, the mosque Imam (preacher), gave his speech and we suddenly heard an explosion in the mosque. All you can see around you is injuries and corpses, it was filled with them, anywhere you look or step, it is all injuries and deaths.
March 20, 2015
In extremely rare and graphic imagery, this video shows family members of the slain gather at the morgue to identify and grieve the murder of their loved ones.
More than 135 people were killed in triple suicide bombings that rocked two Shiite mosques during Friday afternoon prayers in Yemen's capital of Sana'a. ISIS subsequently claimed responsibility for the attacks.
NAT Sound, crowd screaming in morgue: “Death to America. Death to Israel. May the Jews be Damned. Victory to Islam. God is greatest.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed Woman
02:08 – 02:20
“Only an idiot would not be moved in such situation. Such cruelty! How could they be called human when they kill innocent people on a Friday? May God help us!”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed man
00:21 – 00:30
“We have only become stronger and more resilient. We shall continue to follow this path. We shall continue to stand against evil. We shall be stronger and stronger.”
THIS VIDEO CONTAINS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES
December 29, 2014
Raw and rare footage of the aftermath of the suicide attack in the province of Ibb, Yemen at an event held by Houthis to commemorate the birth of prophet Muhammed.
Footage was taken only moments after the attack and shows people screaming and in a state of shock as they find the mutilated bodies of 33 Houthis who were killed.
Footage also shows the mutilated body of the person who carried out the attack.
Deir Ezzor Province, Syria
December 5, 2014
This video shows a man’s public execution carried out by ISIS in the province of Deir Ezzor.
According to the verdict read by an ISIS fighter before the execution, Mohammad Mousa al-Jasem confessed to stepping on the Quran during a quarrel with his parents.
The man was executed because “he stepped on the Quran, not because he hit his mother,” the fighter says to bystanders.
- Various of public execution.
2 .SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed ISIS fighter with covered face reading execution verdict
“He stepped on God’s Book [the Quran]. He took a knife and wanted to slip his mother’s throat. God’s verdict [has been taken] by the Islamic Court. The so-called Mohammad Mousa al-Jassem confessed that, [during] a quarrel with his mother and father, he beat them and tried to kill [his mother] by placing a knife on her throat.
“She held God’s Book to deter him, but he took the Book, threw it and stepped on it and cursed God almighty.
“We shall implement God’s verdict, not because he beat his mother, but because he stepped on God’s Book.
[reading a verse from the Quran] And if you ask them, they will surely say, “‘We were only conversing and playing. Say, ‘Is it Allah and His verses and His Messenger that you were mocking?’
“‘Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after your belief. If We pardon one faction of you - We will punish another faction because they were criminals.’”
[Another fighter addresses man to be executed]
“Ask God almighty for forgiveness, you have gravely sinned! Ask God for forgiveness! Testify [that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammad is His Messenger].”
[A fighter shoots the man with a pistol in the head amid shouts “God is greatest!” and shooting in the air.]
“The State of Islam shall remain! The state of Islam shall remain! This is the destiny of each apostate!”
3 Wide of man’s body being tied to a fence.