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An Incredible Tale Of Survival: One Man’s Story How He Escaped Death From ISIS [WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO CONTENT]

This is an incredible story of survival, one man tells how he escaped execution by ISIS and managed to return home. In June of 2014 ISIS massacred hundreds of Iraqi military recruits, one man out of that group of hundreds that managed to survive and make it back to safety tells his story. His name is Ali Hussein Kadhim and this is the story of this horrific nightmare and how he managed to survive it.

While searching through videos on YouTube to gather information by which to write an article about, I came upon one video that so moved me, I felt as if I had to tell this story.

Ali Hussein Kadhim, an Iraqi soldier and a Shiite, was captured with hundreds of other soldiers by Sunni militants in June and taken to the grounds of a palace complex in Tikrit where Saddam Hussein once lived.

The militants, with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, separated the men by sect. The Sunnis were allowed to repent for their service to the government. The Shiites were marked for death, and lined up in groups and one by one, they were shot in the head. Ali was lucky, as an ISIS fighter shot the man next to him, Ali’s face was covered in blood and he fell forward, thinking he was killed, the ISIS fighters continued to move down the line and shot all of the other prisoners..

Ali is one of the very few eye witness accounts and perhaps the most detailed, to emerge after the June 2014 massacre of Iraqi soldiers stationed at Camp Speicher, a former American army base in Tikrit. 
Mr. Kadhim spoke plainly and evenly about his experience. He remained in the mass grave, surrounded by hundreds of corpses, waited for night to fall and then set off on a nearly three-week, underground railroad-style journey through insurgent badlands, relying on sympathetic Sunnis to deliver him to safety.
Watch the video as Mr. Kadhim speaks of his terrible ordeal and subsequent return to the loving arms of his family.

H/T – nytimes.com

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