The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recently released a horrifying video showing an ISIS fighter desecrating the graves of Christians. It was published online on May 16 by the Islamic State's Amaq News Agency.
"Islamic State fighters assault the Christian cemetery west of Deir ez-Zor city, killing 10 Syrian regime soldiers after being besieged there since yesterday," Amaq News Agency reported, according to Heavy.
The video clip features an ISIS member on crutches, wearing military gear and showing off the damage that was done to the Christian cemetery. The video was allegedly filmed in the city of Deir ez-Zor, in the Syrian region of Wilayat al-Khayr.
The ISIS militant is shown touring the cemetery, showing shards of stone and wood, while in the background are destroyed headstones including corpses of Syrian soldiers who tried to stop the deed. Clothes that were thrown away also lay on the ground and some are draped over the stone.
The corpses were scattered everywhere; some had remained intact while others had been detached into pieces. A boot and a torso were also reportedly found.
The focal point of Islamic State activity in the year 2014 was in Wilayat al-Khayr. However, the area which is located in the border between Syria and Iraq, still seems to be a hotbed of violence even up to this day. Wilayat al-Khayr is often referred to and translated as the "State of Goodness," according to the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC).
Meanwhile, the Pentagon has indicated that the days of ISIS are "numbered." The Islamic State has lost over half of its previously controlled territories in Iraq.
"[The Islamic State] understands that their days are increasingly numbered. We are going to continue to keep this pressure on them and we expect to see them collapse eventually," Colonel Steve Warren of the Pentagon said in a press briefing, as quoted by Western Journalism.