A YouTube video shows the brutal execution of a number of people believed to be from the Sheaitat tribe.
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It is probably the most horrific YouTube video to come out of the war in Syria.In contrast to last week's videotaped execution of U.S. journalist James Foley by a masked ISIS militant who speaks with a London accent and is responding to the launch of U.S. airstrikes against his group in Iraq, the 17-minute video from Deir al-Zor in Syria contains little information about the cause of people who are too extreme even for the central leadership of the notorious Salafist-jihadist group Al-Qaeda. These crimes have targeted everyone from rival insurgents to members of Iraq's Christian, Kurdish and Shiite communities, while soldiers from the Syrian army, killed or captured this week by ISIS, have emerged in photos and videos as the latest victims.However, the majority of the group's casualties, particularly in Syria, are believed to be Sunnis, like the young men in the video. Al-Hayat's Amin believes that while ISIS has not gained widespread political acceptance in Syria, it has not been fully rejected by the Sunni community at large – many scholars and figures have denounced it, but the group's fundraising networks and political support abroad remain intact.
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