Syrian jihadist created 'Guantanamo' for prisoners: ex-hostage

March 15, 2015 7:47 PM

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Islamic State extremists staged mock executions of Western captives held in a Syrian compound intended to be the jihadist answer to Guantanamo, former hostage Javier Espinosa revealed Sunday.

Writing in his El Mundo newspaper, the Spanish journalist who was kidnapped on September 16, 2013 and freed on March 29, 2014, also detailed for the first time the execution of Russian hostage Sergei Gorbunov, who went missing in October, 2013.

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