In its jails in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State terror group uses a new method of torture to extract confession from prisoners. “The Flying Carpet” is a hinged board, to which inmates are strapped and then bent in half, breaking their backbones, a dissident group has revealed.
Terrorists from Islamic State, a Sunni group also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, strap their prisoners to the board with hinges in the middle and bring the ends together, bending the spine of the hostage, a covert dissident group, “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently,” has said, according to the U.K.’s Express newspaper.
ISIS uses another method of torture called “Shabeh,” which means “Ghost.” It involves a prisoner being hung by his hands above the floor for days to dislocate her or his joints and to possibly damage the brachial plexus, the nerves that control arm and hand moment, causing permanent disability.
ISIS also torments inmates psychologically, according to Daily Mail.
Abu Alnour, a prisoner who was recently freed after paying a huge ransom, was quoted as saying, “I do not want to talk about the beating, the electric shocks and the daily insults, I would rather talk about the young Abdullah who went crazy inside the prison. He was accused of being a former FSA fighter, and he had the biggest share of torture within our group, which consisted of 13 prisoners in a less than eight-square-metre-sized cell. One night we woke up and his voice was screaming. We later knew that some ISIS members entered into the room and put a severed head next to him and woke him up and when he saw the head he lost his mind.”