ISIS Furat media released a new video on Monday, May 8, showing the beheading of a Russian intelligence officer who calls upon Russian government to stop its bombing campaign in Syria minutes before being killed by a Jihadi killer.
The footage shows the beheading of Capt. Yevgeny Petrenko, 36, who’s been held by ISIS since at least September. Petrenko is shown in the same black clothing he’s seen wearing in a September video, with a white name badge over his right breast bearing the word “infidel” on it.
Petrenko says that he is a member of the Russian Federal Security Service, who was abandoned by the Russian government and asks the Kremlin to stop its military campaign against Syrian rebels, The Washington Post reported.
“I was supposed to infiltrate the special services of the caliphate and the leadership of the caliphate,” Petrenko said. “One of my orders was to gain access to Omar al-Shishani or to his circle. But during this I was discovered and arrested by the security services of the caliphate.”
Shishani, also referred to as “Omar the Chechen” and even named Islamic State’s “minister of war” by the Pentagon, was a top ISIS commander in Syria, but was confirmed killed in a July 2016 U.S. airstrike.
The unidentified man who murders Petrenko speaks Russian, and may be one of thousands of fighters from the former Soviet Union who joined ISIS.