A chilling video has been released by the jihadists, the 12-minute video shows the group boasting of its successes against Russian forces in Syria as it beheads Putin’s spy.
Reports from US-based SITE monitoring website, the video shows a man dressed in a black jumpsuit kneeling in the desert urging Russian agents to surrender. The video also features images of Russian president Vladimir Putin, also shows a bearded man wielding knife stands behind the man, said to be a Russian intelligence officer.
The head of the Russian Defence committee in Russia upper house of parliament, senator Viktor Ozerov, said the defense ministry would check the authenticity of the video. Ozerov was speaking to Russia's Interfax news agency, adding that even if it is a fake, it shouldn't be left without attention. If it happened, then there will be hell to pay.
The Russian forces are supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his war with rebels and militants seeking to oust him. The video also showed scenes of what it described as the aftermath of Russian bombing raids in Syria.
Reports from the Russian defense ministry indicate that about 30 Russian servicemen have been killed since the start of the Kremlin's operation there in September 2015. The FSB security service was not immediately available for comment.
The video comes as Russia marks the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany with nationwide Victory Day parades in a show of military force.
The jihadists have long released propaganda videos of militants beheading prisoners with aid workers, journalists, and soldiers among their targets. The terror group has continued losing ground in Syria with a group of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by the US capturing a district of the town of Tabqa from ISIS on Monday.
ISIS has been under heavy attack in Tabqa as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) intensify the attacks on the terror group. The SDF is aiming to capture not just the town but its Euphrates dam, a vital strategic objective before assaulting the jihadists' regional stronghold of Raqqa. Reports from Russian news agencies revealed that the defense ministry had denied that a Russian serviceman had been captured and executed by ISIS.