Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have sentenced a man to death by throwing him from a high rooftop in Mosul after they accused him of being homosexual.
Photos posted somewhere this weekend by websites affiliated with the extremist group showed the militants reading out a death sentence issued against the young man, who is aged between 20 and 30. He is shown blindfolded and thrown from the rooftop while a crowd of residents stand by watching in the street below.
Since Iraqi government forces launched a campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants in October 2016, there have been regular news about IS executing militants escaping battlefields and civilians collaborating with security forces or breaching the group’s hardline religious rules.
Iraqi forces, backed by forces from a US-led military coalition and popular militias, have been carrying out a major campaign since October to recapture Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city and IS’s biggest urban stronghold.
On Monday, spokesperson of the Pentagon, Navy Captain Jeff Davis, said: “We’re seeing continued signs of ISIL fighters having loss of morale…Many of them have not been paid in months; we’ve seen fewer [vehicle-borne homemade bombs] than we had previously in Mosul, and indications are that ISIL can’t respond to coordinated attacks on multiple axes.”