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  • 19 August 2014, 8:35

Sky News Gets Exclusive Access To 'IS Militants'

Sky News has gained exclusive access to three suspected Islamic State militants in Iraq.

The trio were captured by Kurdish peshmerga fighters as they battled to take back territory won by the Sunni extremist group.

The three men are being held at a secret location. Each of them claims they do not know each other and they also all deny meeting any IS commanders.

They say they were rebelling against Iraq's former prime minister, Nouri al Maliki.

And the three insist they have not shot or killed anyone and that they were tortured by Iraqi security forces into making confessions.

AssAsAssisted by US airstrikes, the peshmerga fighters have been managed to wrestle back control of the strategic Mosul Dam from IS fighters.

It comes as the militants posted a video message to Americans, warning: "We will drown all of you in blood".