Turkish Defense Ministry to examine authenticity of controversial ISIL video

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Turkey’s Defense Ministry has announced that it will examine the authenticity of a video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Thursday showing two Turkish soldiers being burned to death.

Speaking to BBC’s Turkish-language service, ministry officials said they will make a public statement after determining whether the video released by ISIL is authentic.

ISIL allegedly burned alive two Turkish soldiers who it took hostage three weeks ago in the al-Bab region of northern Syria.

Photos and a video allegedly of the two soldiers were shared online on ISIL accounts late on Thursday.

The video came a day after 16 Turkish soldiers were killed and 31 injured in ISIL attacks in al-Bab.

Internet services in Turkey slowed down following the release of the video.

According to Turkey Blocks monitoring network, access to the Twitter and YouTube slowed down on Thursday night affecting millions of Internet users in Turkey.

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