Islamic State execute 7 members in central Mosul for escaping battles

Members of the Islamic State execute men by firing squad.

Mosul (  Islamic State members executed seven members in Mosul on Tuesday for escaping the battlefield as Iraqi forces continue to sweep through the last few districts held by the group in the city’s western side.

A security source told the National News Center, an independent Iraqi news agency, that the execution took place at al-Mekkawi and al-Shifaa areas which are still under the group’s control. The source did not explain the method of the execution, but similar incidents for the same reason have been reported since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, launched an offensive in October to retake the city.

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The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said recently it controls at least 89.5 percent of territory in western Mosul. Operations to retake that section of the city launched mid February. Eastern Mosul was recaptured in January. Some generals predict the city to be cleared from IS militants by the end of this month.

Earlier this month, Iraqi government troops changed tactics and started charging at the Old City from the northwest, having besieged the area for weeks futilely from the south. Only al-Sihha, al-Shifaa and Zanjili districts remain on the troop’s targets list before invading the Old City, according to Iraqi security commanders.



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  1. Hi,
    I am from Holland.
    Follow Iraqi news twice a day about Mosul.
    I hope Mosul is soon over and the Iraqis stop killing other Iraqis, just like anywhere else in the world.Today, we in Europe are crying about losing the young girls in Manchester.You in Iraq have experienced religious hate daily.
    I sincerely hope young Iraqis will rebuild their country by realizing religion is a private thing.
    Good luck rebuilding your country in a system based on respect for others.

    • David, You are absolutely correct. God came to man in the form of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. The miracles Jesus performed while on earth were disputed by none of those present, even by his enemies. The Biblical prophecies he fulfilled numbered in the thousands, and are still being fulfilled in modern times. The empirical evidence is astounding for any who care to examine the historical record. He promise those who will repent of their sins and follow Him “peace that passes understanding” in this world, and an eternity with Him after this short life is over. May Iraqi men and women see the truth of Jesus Christs Godhead and turn to him. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and nobody comes to the Father except by Him.

  2. Death and destruction, misery and poverty all seem related to islam.
    There has to be a better system.

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