A Syrian man is laying on the ground, surrounded by apparent Russian troops. Then they start beating him with a sledge hammer.
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In a leaked video from Syria, Russian soldiers can be seen torturing a Syrian man by beating him with a sledge hammer. At several points in the video they refer to the man as a member of ISIS, and they continually beat him. They have him surrounded on all sides, and at several points they outstretch his hands and feet and pummel them with a sledge hammer.
Looking at the footage with an eye for detail can tell us a few things. One, the men conducting the torture are speaking Russian. We have had multiple sources confirm that the individuals are indeed speaking Russian. A direct quote from the video clearly stated in the Russian language, “Let’s start, fucking ISIS.” Second, the uniforms and equipment of the troops are actually in line with what we have seen members of the Russian Special Forces in Syria using in previous videos. Also, there is this patch that is clearly seen in the video, which reads “I’ll just make you really, really hurt.”
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