ISIS Hostages Likely Faced Mock Executions Before Beheadings, Officials Say

February 2, 2015 2:12 PM

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ISIS Hostages Likely Faced Mock Executions Before Beheadings, Officials Say

After scrutinizing intelligence and every frame of videos featuring high-profile ISIS hostages, many counter-terrorism analysts and experts have concluded that some captives appeared compliant before being killed because they had already faced repeated mock executions on camera, current and former counter-terrorism officials told ABC News.

The staged executions were possibly made under the guise of an effort to scare their families and governments into meeting the terrorists' demands, the sources said.

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