ISIS has released another video allegedly showing the execution of 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheater in the city of Palmyra in central Syria.
The video released Saturday showed the soldiers being taken in pickup trucks from the town’s notorious Tadmur prison to the Roman amphitheater, which had formerly been used for an annual festival in the city.
Then, on command, the soldiers in green and brown military uniforms were killed simultaneously with a shot to the head on the amphitheater’s stage in front of an enormous version of the group’s black and white flag.
The execution reportedly happened shortly after the jihadist group captured the city on May 21.
The executioners all appear to be children or teenagers and are wearing desert camouflage and brown bandanas. The killings are carried out in front of a crowd of hundreds of men and some children watching from the ancient theater’s seats.
ISIS reportedly carried out more than 200 executions, including of civilians, in and around Palmyra in the period when it captured the city.
Palmyra is a UNESCO world heritage site famous for its 2,000-year-old Roman colonnades, other ruins and priceless artifacts.
You can see the full nearly 10-minute video here, or watch the condensed 2-minute non-graphic video below.