Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants executed 15 people, mostly youths, in Mosul late Friday over accusations of collusion with security forces and mutiny against the extremist group, a military officer has said.
The group took 15 people, mostly youths in their twenties, out from their residences late Friday before executing them by a fire squad inside a public park in Mohandessin district, Captain Hamad al-Ebeidi told National Iraqi News Agency (NINA).
He said that the militants also blew up five homes previously used as detention facilities, as well as four booby-trapped vehicles in northern and eastern Mosul.
Iraqi government and popular forces have ran into several mass graves since operations launched in October to retake Mosul from ISIS. The group had been notorious for carrying out heinous executions of opponents and noncomplying individuals in Iraq and Syria, posting videos of the killings throughout its media platforms.