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Please forward this error screen to 154. In what should be a time of happiness when Muslims mark the end of Ramadan, Islamist militants in Iraq celebrated Eid by releasing a video showing scenes of them carrying out genocide. The slickly produced footage shows prisoners being rounded up and summarily executed, suicide bombers boasting before blowing up buildings and Iraqis being gunned down in drive-by shootings. In one of the most shocking passages, terrified prisoners are piled into the back of trucks, where they hold each other and huddle in fear before driven off to their deaths. The 36-minute film then cuts to dozens of prisoners lying face down on the ground, hands bound behind their backs, waiting to be executed.

None of the men look older than 40 years old, one of them wears an Arsenal shirt, clearly visible with midfielder Mesut Ozil’s name and number on the back. Most of the men are apparently Iraqi army deserters. Their jeans, hastily put on to avoid identification, have been pulled down to reveal their khaki desert fatigues. One group of about 50 prisoners are seen being told to march with their hands behind their heads and lie down in two overlapping lines on the sand. The prisoners, believed to be Shi’ite Muslims, are then systematically executed by a small band of jihadists, thought to be Sunnis. The killings are believed to have taken place in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit.

In other scenes, this latest video shows hundreds of men sitting on the ground with their hands bound, waiting to be shot. Other prisoners are shown being hit with rifle butts and shoes whilst they march blindfolded. Unable to see, they hold the shoulder of the man in front. The chain of men is led down some stairs to a small jetty, covered in blood. One by one, they are taken by one of the jihadists to the edge of the jetty, where they are shot in the head with a pistol and their body tossed into the water. The despicable video was quickly removed by You Tube, although it later re-emerged via social media. One analyst likened the scenes to the killing fields of Cambodia, under the communist Khymer Rouge regime in the 1970s.

The video also shows footage of battles and Isis rallies as well as the destruction of holy sites in Iraq. The slickly made video is extremely graphic, repeatedly showing the dead bodies of the Iraqi army with no signs of humility. It also includes night vision footage of battles as well as close up action replays of jihadists firing rocket-propelled grenades in a battle to take an Iraqi checkpoint. In between the fighting scenes, the film shows a North African jihadist with the non de guerre Abu Ayyub al-Maghribi talking about his dreams of becoming a martyr. It then shows him climbing into an armoured personnel carrier and driving down a street under heavy gunfire. He proceeds to detonate the vehicle near a large concrete building, which is then shown in a slow motion action replay. In others, Iraqi men are killed in what appear to be drive-by shootings.