After the ISIS defeated the Raqqa base manned by Division 17 of the Syrian army, the countless POWs were then beheaded and their heads were displayed for public view in the city square.
Shoebat.com also translated what the ISIS spokesperson said during the filming:
"In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful He had fulfilled his promise and defeated the enemy by himself.
Your brothers here, the soldiers of the Islamic Caliphate, Allah had blessed us a great blessing from him. He had allowed us to defeat Division 17. This is a victory from Allah. We thank Allah for our strength and power, and our armament. Today, and till the day of judgement, devils who Allah had allowed us to defeat, and to be hung in this place, and we ask Allah to complete this victory the great victory of your brothers in the Islamic Caliphate. Allah had promised the believers that they will dominate the land as it was dominated previously. And will strengthen the religion to be acceptable to him.
"And after their fear he will give them safety to worship me, that they may not worship others besides me and whoever disbelieves, these are the wrongdoers. They must worship me! and must associate anyone with me” (Quran), and that means that they believe in the absolute oneness of Allah. The nation has been victorious, that its base is the unique oneness of Allah. Just as Muhammad was victorious in Mecca when he was surrounded for three years, but the oneness faith has proclaimed itself in the hearts in the individuals, and Allah gave them victory over the land. Here are your brothers, by the will he gave them victory with the oneness of Allah, to defeat the kafirs. But when the oneness was proclaimed, your brothers were victorious. Here are heads that have ripened, that were ready for the plucking."
Division 17 is the largest military base of its kind in north-eastern Syria and is said to be well-stocked with weapons and ammunition.
The ISIS spokesperson continued to speak to each head asking them “why didn’t you defect” as a warning to other Syrian soldiers. “The Oneness” the spokesperson mentions is regarding Allah not being a trinity and is the basis of Islam’s war with Christianity. Regardless that the victims are Shiite, ISIS proclaims it ultimate goal is to establish the oneness faith over Christianity which believes in the Trinity.
Theodore Shoebat and Walid Shoebat write at Shoebat.com - an independent news source that covers Mideast affairs.