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WATCH: New ISIS Video Blows Up al-Qaeda Captives With Bombs

In a new video purportedly released by Islamic State affiliate Shuhada al-Yarmouk, al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front militants are tied-up and blown up with bombs. The video is titled “Healing the Chests,” which is similar to the title of a previous ISIS video where Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh was burned alive. The new video is alleged to have been filmed in Daraa, Syria, where Shuhada al-Yarmouk mainly operates.

Shuhada al-Yarmouk translates to “Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade.” The name references the Yarmouk Camp, an “unofficial” Palestinian refugee camp occupying a neighborhood in Damascus. According to the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, the Shuhada al-Yarmouk Brigade was formed in August 2012 and was originally affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, but defected in October 2013. The group then began to cooperate with Jabhat al-Nusra, or the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria that is currently fighting the …

Islamic State or Wahhabi Colony?

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazin

ISIS' ideological source code can be found among America's allies in Riyadh.

Image: ISIS or Saudi Arabia? ISIS and Saudi Arabia. 
 A recent confab of so-called "Syrian rebels" took place recently in Saudi Arabia. Those attending included a collection of dysfunctional expatriate "opposition" leaders as well as commanders from various militant groups operating in Syria including Ahrar al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam - both affiliates of Al Qaeda's Al Nusra Front - a US State Department designated foreign terrorist organization since 2012.

The BBC in its article, "Syria conflict: Divided opposition begins unity talks in Riyadh," would report:

More than 100 Syrian rebels and opposition politicians are meeting in Riyadh in an attempt to come up with a united front for possible peace talks.

As the conference in the Saudi capital began, one of the most powerfu…