IS execute 9 leaders west of Mosul, including Russian, Brit and Turk

Members of the Islamic State group. File photo.

Tal Afar (  Islamic State militants executed on Wednesday nine of their senior comrades West of Mosul on the backdrop of defeats to Iraqi government troops and allied militias, an army officer has said.

Cap. Moataz al-Hamadani told BasNews that the nine leaders, of Arab and Western nationalities, were executed at the center of Tal Afar town, a major Islamic State bastion west of Mosul and near the borders with Syria (70 Km west of Mosul).

Hamadani quoted residents from Tal Afar saying that the executions came amid growing divisions and infighting among the group’s members which followed consecutive defeats to Iraqi security forces. He did not give details of the method of execution.

According to the officer, those executed included a Russian, a British and a Turkish, but he did not mention their names or ranks. There was also Abu Othman al-Suri, a Syrian who was the group’s mayor for Tal Afar, and Baisan Atallah, a member of an unidentified Arab nationality who was in charge of the town’s police force.

Iraqi government troops regained control over eastern Mosul in January after three months of fighting. Operations for the western side of the city launched in mid February, and Iraqi generals say a few hundreds of IS fighters remain in the Old City as a last refuge, with troops in control over more than 90 percent of territory.

Tal Afar, west of Mosul (google maps).

Popular Mobilization Units, the paramilitary force fighting IS alongside government troops, have been clearing areas around Tal Afar since the launch of operations in October, putting the town under siege and isolating it from the Syrian borders.


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  1. Allah said any jihadist kill other jihadists will get 85 virgins instead of 75. Kill before you get killed.

  2. Ha Haaaaaaaa! They won’t get even 1 virgin. Idiots will believe anything. They will burn in HELL. I guess you could say they are screwed alright!!

  3. 85 virgins…….. nice, stupid and incredible to believe s**t like this.
    and they kill for this.
    their head has fecal matter instead of brains.

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