A scene of the video footage.
Washington Post: Islamic State video shows beheading of Russian intelligence agent
MOSCOW — The Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of a Russian intelligence officer it accused of spying on the group in Syria.
The video, which was released on media accounts associated with the Islamic State on Monday, showed the gruesome murder of Capt. Yevgeny Petrenko, 36, whom the Islamic State said had infiltrated Islamist groups in Kazakhstan and the North Caucasus region of Russia before he was caught last year by the Islamic State in Syria.
The video was accessed through a copy provided on the site of the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist publications and media. It confirmed the video on Tuesday.
In an interview apparently given under duress, Petrenko, an agent for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), said he had been abandoned by the Russian government and called on it to end its military campaign in Syria.
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WNU Editor: This video was deliberately released to coincide with Russia's "Victory Day" celebrations. Russia's Ministry of Defense is denying reports that this is one of their soldiers .... Russian MoD Denies Reports on Alleged Execution of Russian Soldier by Daesh (Sputnik).
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