ISIL video shows 'Turkish soldiers burned alive'
Dec.23, Ankara: ISIL has released a video purportedly showing two captured Turkish soldiers being burned alive, after Ankara vowed to fight "terror" in Syria in response to 16 of its troops being killed in battle.
The 19-minute video, showing two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched, was posted online and was supposedly shot in the ISIL-declared "Aleppo Province" in northern Syria.
Speaking in Turkish, the killer of the two men criticises Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and calls for "destruction to be sowed" in Turkey.
The shocking images recall the killing of Moaz al-Kassasbeh , a Jordanian fighter pilot, who was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group when his plane went down in Syria in December 2014, and was later burned alive in a cage.
The ISIL-linked news agency Amaq said last month that the group had kidnapped two Turkish soldiers, and the Turkish army separately said it had lost contact with two of its men.
The Oslo Times International News Network