Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State militant was burnt to death along with his wife after their wedding in Tal Afar, west of Mosul, a local source from Nineveh said on Sunday.
“An IS member and his second wife were burnt to death at their house, at the outskirts of Tal Afar, after the member’s first wife, who works at of one of the group’s departments, set their house on fire before running away toward an unknown destination,” the source told AlSumaria News.
“The group spread the name and features of the first wife in order to be arrested,” the source added blaming the incidents of jealousy.
The Iraqi army’s ninth armored division reportedly arrived last week to boundaries of the town. An army official was previously quoted as saying that an army division was ordered to leave Mosul toward Tal Afar within preparations to retake the town, which has been set as the next target of operations after victory was declared in Mosul on July 10.
The international coalition, led by the U.S. launch air raids in and around the town in order to facilitate the battle for Iraqi troops, which announced earlier this week concluding arrangements ahead of the invasion.
Tal Afar is one of the important strongholds still held by IS in Nineveh since August 2014, when the militants occupied a third of Iraq to proclaim its self-styled “caliphate”.