In a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State, ISIS militants in “Wilayat Kirkuk,” Iraq are shown in combat while mass executing Shiite Muslims. The video is titled “Harvest of the Years” and was released on July 10 on ISIS terrorist channels. Shia Muslims believe in a different line of successorship for Islam following the death of its founder Muhammad. It is often used by ISIS to refer to “Iran” as a whole as Iran is majority Shia or for the Shia-backed government of Iraq.
The video starts with footage of past wars in Iraq, with highway executions and numerous explosions of vehicles with IEDs. Later, combat footage is shown as ISIS militants fight Shiite militias. During this portion, mass executions of men are shown.
Later in the video, an alleged cigarette smuggler’s hand is amputated in line with sharia law.