(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets reported on Saturday that the Islamic State executed 284 people, including children in the city of Mosul over the past two days.
Al Sumaria News stated, “The victims were killed by firing squad at the School of Agriculture which has a campus located to the north of Mosul. The victims were brought to the execution site in three consecutive batches,” adding that, “After the execution the bodies were transferred by bulldozers to mass graves at the same area.”
“Nearly 150 of these victims were executed after sunset on Thursday,” Al Sumaria added. “61 victims did not exceed the age of 14 years, and the dead were residents of villages and towns located to the northwest of Mosul, including al-Zawiya town,” Al Sumaria explained.
ISIS is trying to strengthen its grip on Mosul while Iraqi government joint security forces, backed by the Iraqi Air Force and the international coalition Air Force, continue advancing in the battle to liberate Mosul from the grip of ISIS.