Tortured by Islamic State, rescued before execution: freed hostages recount ordeal

The last thing that came to Saad Khalaf Ali’s mind as his Islamic State interrogators smothered him with a plastic bag was his two wives and children. Then everything went dark.

He was jolted back to his senses by an electric current coursing through his body, and came round soaked in water and gasping for breath on the floor of a prison in northern Iraq.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I don’t care.
    Might be the enemy of my enemy.
    Still not my friend.

  • andycanuck

    Maybe they’ll share a Maclean’s cover with Omar?

  • Ed

    “…Reuters could not independently verify the accounts…”


    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      Shhhhhhh, Mr. Logic!

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘A small man with large ears, Saad….. ‘

    He’s been enough already without some asshole at Reuters insulting him in print.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      “asshole at Reuters”
      Bit redundant. Just sayin’ 😉

  • Couper

    TWO wives?

  • T.C.

    So why is Reuters still calling this Islamic State assholes “militants?” They’re terrorists, for F*** sakes. Jeez, man-up and quite acting like a bunch of mincing, cowardly poof-tas.