Egyptian soldiers are seen executing ISIS prisoners at point blank

The Egyptian army has been accused of carrying out extrajudicial killings in Sinai province, with a leaked video purportedly showing soldiers executing detainees and then staging the event to make it appear as if they died in a gun battle.

The video, which was posted online on Thursday by Mekameleen, an opposition TV channel based in Turkey, allegedly shows two blindfolded men being shot in the head by uniformed soldiers.

In the video, one young blindfolded man is aggressively questioned by the officers who ask him if he is a member of the Abu Sanana family.

When he responds “No” and says he is from al-Awabadah, they then ask him where his grandfather lives before forcing him to the ground and removing his blindfold.

One of the soldiers then shoots him in the head.

A person off-screen can be heard repeatedly shouting “Not just the head” as a second soldier then fires at the body on the ground.

Al Jazeera cannot independently verify the video and the Egyptian government has barred journalists from reporting on events in the troubled Sinai Peninsula.

The video appears to depict part of a raid that the Egyptian army posted on social media on December 6.

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