Damascus (Syria News) The self-proclaimed Islamic State group has released a video showing a Syrian pilot, who was captured by the IS extremists more than a year ago, being burned alive, Al Arabeya News reported.
The video showed Major Azzam Eid, who was wearing the significant red/ orange uniform that used by the IS for prisoners, being chained to a tree, before the Islamic State militants set him on fire. The man could be heard screaming in pain before his body became completely burned.
Furthermore, the 58-minute video started with an overview of the Islamic State battles in the Syrian city of Palmyra, Sinai desert, the Syrian Badiyah (desert) and some of the Iraqi cities. In addition, the video showed some execution processes of Syrian and Iraqi soldiers using knives and finally the burning of Eid after chaining him to a tree.
The pilot Azzam Eid is a major at the Syrian Air Force, and he was captured by the Islamic State more than a year ago in the IS-held area near Tal Dakwa in eastern Qalamun in April 2106.
After capturing the Syrian pilot, IS released a video showing a Syrian fighter jet, which the extremist group said it shot down, east of Damascus, and said that the pilot was captured alive, and Eid’s fate has been unknown since then.
The incident is not the first of its kind, where the Islamic State previously burned the Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasebah alive inside a cage, in the northern city of Raqqa Syria in January 2014, few weeks after his F16 fighter jet crashed in the area during the air strikes carried out by the US-led international coalition on the city.
United States and Jordanian officials said that al- Kasasebah F16 jet was crashed due to mechanical problems; however, the Islamic State claimed that the aircraft was brought down by missile.