ISIS executes 73 of its own militants for evacuating headquarters in Iraq’s Yezidi region

ISIS radical group has executed some 73 of its own fighters for escaping battles with Kurds in Shingal (Sinjar) in northern Iraq. File photo

ARA News

URFA – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) has reportedly executed dozens of its insurgents who fled recent battles with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Shingal (Sinjar) district in northern Iraq, official sources reported on Sunday. 

“Under the request of the group’s alleged caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, some 73 ISIS militants, who apparently fled the fighting with the Peshmerga forces in the Yezidi region of Shingal few days ago, were executed,” the Kurdish official Saeed Mamozini told reporters in Erbil. 

He stressed the executions were carried out by firing squad south of Mosul. 

Earlier this week, the terror group executed a number of its local Iraqi militants in Anbar province west of the country on charges of high treason and dissidence from the group, an eyewitness told ARA News on the condition of anonymity. 

The source revealed that the extremist group has recently arrested dozens of its Iraqi members, who were apparently trying to desert the group and flee outside the ISIS-held city of Ramadi.

“The group has executed eight local members in the town of Zankoora, in Anbar province,” the source added.

In the meantime, ISIS foreign members carried out a campaign of arrests against Iraqi members of the group, executing dozens on charges of high treason. 

Over the past few days, the radical group has faced defeat in both Syria and Iraq. In Syria, ISIS lost control of the key town of al-Hawl in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, after battles with the Kurdish-Arab alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), while in Iraq, the group has lost the Yezidi region of Shingal after battles with the Peshmerga forces.

Reporting by: Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News

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