Camp Speicher massacre
On 12 June 2014, the Islamic State killed at least 1,566 Shia Iraqi Air Force cadets in an attack on Camp Speicher in Tikrit. At the time of the attack there were between 4,000 and 11,000 unarmed cadets in the camp. Alleged ISIS fighters singled out Shia and non-Muslim cadets from Sunni ones and executed them. The Iraqi government blamed the massacre on both ISIS and members from the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region. (Wikipedia)
- ISIS commits mass murder, advertises it’: Iraq executions detailed - Russia Today, June 27, 2014
- Escaping Death in Northern Iraq - Tim ARANGO. The New York Times, Sept. 3, 2014
- Video Feature: Surviving an ISIS Massacre [includes graphic images]
- The Rare Eyewitness Account of One of the Few Survivors of an Islamic State Massacre - Sharona Schwartz, The Blaze, Sep. 4, 2014
- What Happened At The Camp Speicher Massacre In Iraq - Breitbart, Sep 4, 2014
- 24 Men Sentenced to Hang Over Camp Speicher Massacre - Vice, Jul 8, 2015
- As the so-called Islamic State (IS) made its advances in Iraq in June 2014, an estimated 1,700 soldiers were captured, tortured, and executed by militants outside the former US military base Camp Speicher, near the city of Tikrit. Video footage of the massacre soon circulated online, showing soldiers being led away to trenches before being summarily executed. Bodies were either dumped in mass graves or thrown into the Tigris river.
- Isil releases new video of 2014 Speicher massacre of Shia army recruits - Louisa Loveluck, The Telegraph, Jul 12, 2015
- Isis massacre: Islamist terror group release sickening video of 'wholesale slaughter' in Speicher - Priya Joshi, IB Times, July 12, 2015
- ISIS Released New Footage of Speicher Massacre + VIDEO & PICS - July 12, 2015
- ISIS terrorists have released one of their most sickening videos yet - new footage of hundreds of military cadets being machine gunned to death in Tikrit Speicher Base while lying face down in the dirt.
- The grisly footage shows executions on an industrial scale, as young men are seen falling from trucks and pleading for their lives before being lay down in shallow graves and sprayed with bullets.
- Others are shot individually and their bodies dumped into the Tigris River, while an excavator is seen shifting vast piles of bodies as the executions continue into the night.
- Iraqi court sentences 24 to death over Speicher massacre - Middle East Monitor, 6 August 2015.
Arrests in Finland
Two Iraqi men were arrested in Finland in December for "terrorist murder". An online propaganda video is claimed to show the twin brothers killing 11 bound prisoners.
- In Finnish: KRP:llä tutkinnassa 11 terroristisessa tarkoituksessa tehtyä murhaa - Iltalehti, December 10, 2015
- Two detained in Finland over ISIS executions in Tikrit - YLE News, December 10, 2015
- Finland detains two Iraqis suspected of featuring in Islamic State massacre video - Adam Taylor. Washington Post, December 10, 2015
- Finland detains Iraqi twins over IS massacre in Tikrit - BBC News, December 10, 2015
- Finnish Police Arrest Iraqi Twins Linked to ISIS Massacre in 2014 - DAN BILEFSKY, The New York Times, December 10, 2015
- Daesh executioners suspects detained in Finland - New Europe, December 10, 2015
- Joukkomurhasta epäillyt kaksoset herättivät huomiota Forssassa – väitetään kuunnelleen Isis-lauluja - Ilta-Sanomat, December 11, 2015 (Interview in English)
- FINLAND: TWIN BROTHERS ARRESTED BY FINNISH POLICE FOR MASSACRE INVOLVEMENT SANG ISIS SONGS, HATED SHIITES - Tundra Tabloids, December 11, 2015
- Wikipedia: Camp Speicher massacre