Tal Afar (IraqiNews) Two women who had acted as informants for the Islamic State in Nineveh province were found dead late Monday west of Mosul, a local source was quoted saying.
The pair was found dead in an abandoned house in the town of Tal Afar, one of the few remaining IS enclaves in Iraq, the source told Almaalomah website.
According to the source, the two women, who worked with the Islamic State’s “security squad”, had been involved in several kidnappings of women and children, besides reporting on the group’s opponents, which led many to execution or detention.
Their dead bodies bore signs of gunshots in the heads and chests, said the source.
IS has held Tal Afar since 2014, when it took over a third of Iraq to establish a so-called “Caliphate”. As Iraqi forces went on a military campaign to retake IS-held regions in Nineveh in October 2016, the Islamic State in Tal Afar was reportedly ravaged with divisions within and mysterious assassinations of several members.
The Iraqi government declared victory over the Islamic State a week ago, ending an eight-month campaign to drive the group out of the city. The Iraqi command leading the campaign said mroe than 25000 IS members were killed in the battles.