Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State have reportedly killed 200 Turkmens, who were held by the militants in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul.
The Iraqi Turkmens, who included children and women, were held by IS militants two months ago and were killed during their attempt to flee toward safe regions, Nour Eddin Qablan, deputy chief of Nineveh provinvial council, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.
Islamic State has executed hundreds of civilians and security members since it took over large areas in Iraq over accusations of collaboration with the Iraqi security authorities or for attempting to flee areas under its control.
Tal Afar is one of the important strongholds still held by IS in Nineveh since August 2014.
In related news, a local source from Nineveh province said non-Iraqi IS militants executed the last local leader in Tal Afar.
Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source added that “Arab and foreign IS militants have become in control of the town after eliminating all the Iraqi leaders.”
“The militants executed the last local leader in Tal Afar over accusation of looting money,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said adding that the town is currently run by Arab and foreign members.